Is it better to use flour or cornstarch for gravy?

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Typically, gravy is thickened with either cornstarch or flour. Both have their pros and cons. Cornstarch is easy as it doesn't clump when it hits hot liquid. ... On the other hand, flour makes that thick, opaque gravy that you are used to seeing, but is finicky and clumps easily.Sep 5, 2019
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about 3-4 daysThis sausage gravy will store in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. You can also freeze the gravy in an airtight container, or freezer bags, and store in the freezer for 1-2 months.22 Mar 2019
About a tablespoon of mashed potatoes should do the trick to thicken a small to medium pan of gravy. Whisk in more if thicker gravy is desired. 2) If you didn't make mashed potatoes with the meal, then reach for a package of instant mashed potatoes.Nov 7, 2020
Potato Starch This gluten-free gravy thickener requires 1 tablespoon of starch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water to create a slurry. Whisk or stir into 1 cup of hot liquid, stirring constantly until the gravy thickens.Oct 13, 2020
Use 1 tablespoon of mashed potato flakes per 1 cup of liquid. You can add it directly to your soup or gravy without the need of a slurry (mixing it with water is a necessary step for cornstarch or flour). Stir, let thicken, add more as needed.Mar 22, 2018
  • Bring ham drippings to a boil.
  • Mix flour and water to make a runny paste.
  • Pour flour/water mix in boiling ham drippings a little at a time making sure to be whisking the same time. ...
  • Add salt and gravy master to taste and color.
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