Roasted Garlic Gravy from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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This creamy white gravy with the light garlic taste is amazing on so many foods: meatloaf, roasted chicken, fish, potatoes, veggies. Best of all, the health benefits are many. Garlic has been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, prevent dementia and heart disease, and ward off colds. 

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Our Coffeehouse Mystery readers may recognize this gravy from our recent bestseller DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. 

Assistant chef Luther Bell drizzled this flavorful gravy over Mini Meat Loaves and Smashed Baby Reds, one his most popular "Chalkboard Specials" at the new Village Blend Jazz Space, a relaxed supper club co-managed by our amateur sleuth Clare--until she becomes a prime suspect in capital crimes of kidnapping and murder… 

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Cleo Coyle's
Roasted Garlic Gravy

You can easily tweak this gravy to suit your taste. Use less garlic for a milder cream sauce, more for a stronger garlic flavor. The broth can be changed up, too. Chicken or vegetable broth will give you a lighter flavor; beef broth a heartier gravy.


For our taste, I can tell you that we usually use chicken broth (with some pan drippings for added flavor), and about 13 or 14 cloves of garlic suits us fine. 


Excellent the first day, this gravy reheats beautifully on the second with even stronger flavor. So keep that in mind if you make the gravy in advance, and may you eat with joy...and in good health!

~ Cleo


Makes about 2-½ cups 

Ingredients 

12 – 16 cloves peeled garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

3 cups chicken, vegetable, or beef broth

– 4 tablespoons pan drippings (optional)

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (5 ounce can) evaporated milk

4-½ teaspoons corn starch (or 3 tablespoons Wondra flour)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 


Step 1 – Pan-roast your garlic:
 In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil. When the oil and butter are hot, add the peeled garlic cloves and toss them to coat. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often to brown the cloves evenly. Be careful not burn the garlic or it will turn bitter. 



Step 2 – Make the gravy: Add the chicken, veg, or beef broth (your choice) and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the garlic is soft. Mash the garlic cloves with a fork against the side of the pan (or use an immersion blender if you like). Whisk the pot until the crushed garlic is mostly dissolved. If adding pan drippings for extra flavor, pour them in now, and whisk for another minute. Finally, stir in 1/2 cup of the evaporated milk and bring the gravy to a simmer. 


Step 3 – Thicken and finish: For a velvety, lump-free gravy, make a paste out of your corn starch (or Wondra flour). To do this, take out a small bowl and whisk together 2 T. of your evaporated milk with your corn starch (or Wondra flour). 


While the pot of broth is still simmering, slowly whisk in the paste. While continuing to gently whisk or stir, allow the gravy to simmer for 3 to 5 more minutes, until it becomes thick enough to coat the bottom of a spoon. Salt and pepper the gravy to your taste and serve warm. 

This gravy reheats beautifully. Simply store it in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Reheat on the stove or in a microwave. The gravy holds together well, but you may need to whisk it lightly after reheating. 



This gravy is delicious drizzled over
many foods from potatoes and veggies
to chicken, fish, and meats...

Try it over...

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Mini Meat Loaves recipe.



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of this excellent creamy gravy, and...




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