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Gris Gris
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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
I used sugar in it. Recipe calls for it. I thought about anchovy paste as well. Might add some to a little this evening and simmer it a bit. Otis suggested that a long time ago and the mental note I made to do that didn't surface.


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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
It has sugar, which I would replace with a cup or so of wine. Needs a solid pinch of red pepper flakes, and I 'd add a little more herbs. Anchovies are a must for robust flavor.


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You need to do what I say more often.
















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Lester Earl
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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
so lets see

she needs to:

-toss her pasta in the gravy first!!
-add sugar
-add anchovie past


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Cut the sugar. A little wine is better. Damn, Lester.You know how to cook down a sauce.


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that's why i never post a recipe, cause everybody tells them how their granny did it.. i like my grannys way..


Gris Gris
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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
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which I would replace with a cup or so of wine.


I didn't want wine in this dish. Most red gravies don't have wine. It was omitted intentionally.

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Needs a solid pinch of red pepper flakes


It does not. I achieved the flavor I wanted. I've made this before.

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add a little more herbs


It has a lot of basil and parsley. The ommission of other herbs is intentional, as well. This is a certain type of red gravy. It's not meant to be an herby peppery wino spaghetti sauce. I make other types of red sauces with more seasonings and wine.

I don't think anchovies are a must, but I will try it in a sample portion because I like that flavor. I don't want it in the entire dish, though.

You can make yours your way, though, and I won't give you a list of what you should do to make it taste good to me.


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Suit yourself, GG. And see the above admonition....


Gris Gris
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so lets see

she needs to:

-toss her pasta in the gravy first!!
-add sugar
-add anchovie past


Yeah and I didn't even ask for suggestions. Next time, I will add a disclaimer that suggestions are not welcome and such posts will be RA'd.


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Gris Gris
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Suit yourself, GG.


I already was.


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Hmmm. I thought you was pining for the flavor of a sauce from years gone by...just trying to be of assistance, ma'am...I'll just move along and let you stew..I mean be. :tips hat:


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that's why i never post a recipe, cause everybody tells them how their granny did it.. i like my grannys way..




I know. You need to muzzle your buddy OTeeeece.

my grandma makes a mean gravy too


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Recipe, LE?...


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my grandma makes a mean gravy too


I can confirm this.


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Ole Geauxt
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he's sure wadin' in some shark infested waters


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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
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I thought you was pining for the flavor of a sauce from years gone by...just trying to be of assistance,


That's how I took it. I also like to hear alternative ideas to dishes.

Anchovies


Gris Gris
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my grandma makes a mean gravy too


I would love to know her method.


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Gris Gris
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Hmmm. I thought you was pining for the flavor of a sauce from years gone by...just trying to be of assistance,


No changes to this one needed. I want the very recipe of my friends' parents' version. It's different from this one, but doesn't have any of your suggested changes. That part I know. They don't seem to recall all of it, unfortunately. They make a decent one, but even they can't quite get it right.

I make several different versions or my own. This one is a milder but more authentic tasting version.

I also have a very dry wit. Some people don't get it.


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Thanks, GT. I feel like everybody must of had their corn flakes pissed in most of the day. I was just offering solid advice.


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