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The Gravy Recipe with a Shortcut We Love
Bittman's quick, ultrasilky gravy is absolutely essential for your roast turkey. You can make it with turkey stock, though since that entails boiling a turkey carcass prior to Thanksgiving dinner, Bittman says it's fine to use chicken stock, which is also easier for most cooks to come by.

Get the recipe: Turkey Gravy