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ChrisN
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Member since Oct 2014
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Gravy argument
Cooking a duck gravy.

Friends come to eat and tell me it’s been cooked all wrong. I didnt cook it with roux.

I told them that roux = stew. They’re swearing I’m wrong.

Who’s right?


AbitaFan08
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Gravy argument
Didn’t realize I was on the Food and Drink Board when I clicked on this link, I thought we were talking about Gravy Chambers.
This post was edited on 11/19 at 2:14 pm


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fightin tigers
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re: Gravy argument
You made a gravy without a roux?


ChrisN
LSU Fan
Alexandria, LA
Member since Oct 2014
249 posts

re: Gravy argument
Yea. I’ve always been told if you add roux it’s then a stew. Not a gravy.


fightin tigers
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re: Gravy argument
I've always done a roux for a gravy.

Maybe I have been making stews.

Soup
Stew
Gravy

Sauce somewhere in there


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upgrayedd
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re: Gravy argument
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You made a gravy without a roux?

You never eat au jus?


Vdrine
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re: Gravy argument
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I told them that roux = stew. They’re swearing I’m wrong.

Who’s right?



I guess it depends on where you're from. I'm prairie cajun and I only use roux for fricassee, gumbo and stew. Regular rice and gravy, no roux.


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Gravy argument
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au jus


Not a gravy.


ChrisN
LSU Fan
Alexandria, LA
Member since Oct 2014
249 posts

re: Gravy argument
Brown duck breast real good.

Throw veggies in. Takes the color. Cook them down. Add meat and cook down a few times to tenderize duck meat.

Not sure why I was told it’s not a gravy. Lol


TigerBait2008
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re: Gravy argument
Not you


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Spock's Eyebrow
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re: Gravy argument
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Not sure why I was told it’s not a gravy. Lol


Just tell them the gravy comes when you cook the duck.


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USEyourCURDS
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MeridianDog
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re: Gravy argument
My opinion doesn't count.

A brown gravy has a brown roux, hopefully with pan drippings or even better with Au jus. Onions would be nice and a finely chopped mirepoix would be even better.

A white gravy (Béchamel) has a white roux and milk.

A stew has onions, carrots and potatoes cooked in a brown gravy. My favorite uses stew meat or Roast Beef.

Soup is brothy/runny. Chowder is thicker.

Dang, I should have kept my opinion to myself, since it didn't matter anyway, because now I want roast beef stew for dinner.

Duck Stew would work also. So would duck with gravy, especially if it had a little brown roux in it and some veggies either in it or beside it.

Buttered crusty bread would be nice too, to sop up the gravy, or au jus, or stew. With soup, I would want cornbread.



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CoachChappy
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re: Gravy argument
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Friends come to eat and tell me it’s been cooked all wrong. I didnt cook it with roux.


Get new friends. If someone cooked me some ducks, I’d shut up and eat, and bring beer.


jimbeam
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re: Gravy argument
I never use a roux when I'm making rice and gravy.


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fightin tigers
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Gravy argument
The second ingredient in the McCormick is cornstarch, so not sure if it is Aus ju.

Gravy is Aus ju with a thickening agent like a roux or cornstarch.


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MeridianDog
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Get new friends. If someone cooked me some ducks, I’d shut up and eat, and bring beer


This. Would be a sorry friend who would criticize a duck dinner with gravy.


USEyourCURDS
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re: Gravy argument
Yep.


Sailorjerry
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re: Gravy argument
I never make a roux for gravy, just use a cornstarch slurry.


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