• 655minutes
  • 181calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

VitaminsA, B1, B3, B6, B9, B12, H, C, D, P
MineralsNatrium, Chromium, Silicon, Iron, Magnesium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 lbs turkey giblets (heart, gizzards, liver, neck)

  2. 1 smoked ham hock

  3. 1 quart water

  4. 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  5. 2 onions , medium unpeeled

  6. 8 cloves

  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  8. 2 celery ribs , rinsed but whole

  9. 1 carrot , split lengthwise

  10. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (not self-rising)

  11. 2 cups pan drippings from turkey (at least 1/2 cup turkey grease or butter)

  12. 1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Stud the UNPEELED onions with cloves.

  2. Rinse giblets & put in crockpot with ham hock, onions, carrot, celery, nutmeg, salt & water.

  3. Cook overnight (10hours) on low.

  4. Once cool, pick the tender but stringy meat from the neckbones & ham hock. Finely chop the livers, heart & gizzards. SAVE THE COOKING BROTH! Discard vegies, they are done.

  5. Combine the neck meat, ham hock meat & chopped gizzards. Refrigerate.

  6. In a separate container refrigerate broth until ready to complete the gravy.

  7. Don't worry if broth has jellied in the fridge, simply scoop out 1/2 cup increments to make gravy.

  8. Once turkey is done & pulled from oven, pull 1/2 cup turkey grease from pan (I use a fat separator to get turkey grease & pan juices) & put in large skillet.

  9. On medium heat, add 1/2 cup of flour & stir constantly until a nice peanut buttery brown roux develops. Don't walk away & burn it because this will make a bitter gravy.

  10. Add broth - initally 2 cups, preferably separated drippings from roasting pan, then 1/2 cup of broth at a time & simmer over medium heat until thickend to desired consistency.

  11. Add giblets & heat through.

  12. Season to taste with coarse ground black pepper & additional salt if desired. Place in warmed gravy boat & serve steaming hot alongside turkey, taters & stuffing. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!


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