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Packaged gravy mixes. What are your experiences?


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@Kim Shook  

 

if your a fan of EotR , try it SV  until tender

 

or look for a Chuck Eye , which in my area is very hard to find  ( era Before )

 

set your done-ness by the temp , and let it swim for some time to your tenderness point.

 

chill a bit , then pan sear.  use the Jus in the  bag 

 

( it does look unappetizing ) as p-art of your gravy.

 

cheers

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10 minutes ago, rotuts said:

you Gave Masters are driving me to

 

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so I got these , for scientific purposes only :

 

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Im a fan of hydrolyzed onions :

 

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I use it to darken my home made gravy .

 

what's next ?

I'll be curious to hear about the salt content.

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I don't understand the question. 😉

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7 hours ago, IowaDee said:

But you must realize that, if Kerry is involved, it will be chocolate gravy.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!

 

Instant success!

 

 

 

Teo

 

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On 10/2/2020 at 7:09 AM, IowaDee said:

But you must realize that, if Kerry is involved, it will be chocolate gravy.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!

 

I had managed to grow up in the South without knowing there was chocolate gravy. It's a big thing in Arkansas. And damn, it's good.

 

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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3 minutes ago, kayb said:

 

I had managed to grow up in the South without knowing there was chocolate gravy. It's a big thing in Arkansas. And damn, it's good.

 

Do tell!  Is it like a mole?

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Not at all. It's kind of like a chocolate sauce that wants to be a hot fudge sauce but doesn't quite get there.  Here's a basic recipe: https://southernbite.com/chocolate-gravy

 

Well,doggone it. I was trying to insert that link, but it didn't insert.

 

Anyway, it's generally served over biscuits. I can see better uses for chocolate, truthfully, but people down here love it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, kayb said:

Not at all. It's kind of like a chocolate sauce that wants to be a hot fudge sauce but doesn't quite get there.  Here's a basic recipe: https://southernbite.com/chocolate-gravy

 

Well,doggone it. I was trying to insert that link, but it didn't insert.

 

Anyway, it's generally served over biscuits. I can see better uses for chocolate, truthfully, but people down here love it.

 

 

OK I am going to call foul. I am so disappointed. Chocolate sauce it’s just chocolate sauce. I was hoping for a revelation. Not your fault. I appreciate that you took the time to respond and post a link. 

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16 hours ago, kayb said:

 

I had managed to grow up in the South without knowing there was chocolate gravy. It's a big thing in Arkansas. And damn, it's good.

 

Glad I'm not the only one.  I thought it must be from growing up in NOVA (considered "false South" by some  😁), but you are from the Deep South.  

 

Between Amazon and the Bisto Fairy, I received a surprise package of Three Different Bistos: regular, chicken, and onion ❤️❤️❤️.    I've had a BBC recipe for Sage & Onion Yorkies for some time and think the onion version will be really good with that!

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Oooooo!  Oooooooooo!

 

Bezos insisted :

 

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for me there are tow issues w Exogenous NaCL :

 

as this is not IndexMedicus 

 

fine

 

but items you buy w salt

 

will affect your Tongue 's ability to taste

 

that what Ive found , some time ago

 

one pays rasanoble attention to the salt in

 

what is pre made , or from outside sources.

 

after 2 - 3 months or so

 

LeTounge , wakes up and might reward you.

 

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2 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

I've had a BBC recipe for Sage & Onion Yorkies for some time and think the onion version will be really good with that!

If you caramelize an onion or two and add to the onion gravy, you will be in for quite a treat

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9 minutes ago, Anna N said:

If you caramelize an onion or two and add to the onion gravy, you will be in for quite a treat

 

Is it really that good?  I need to order some Feliway from Amazon and I am tempted to try some.  I dunno about ordering the three different kinds, though.

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3 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

Is it really that good?  I need to order some Feliway from Amazon and I am tempted to try some.  I dunno about ordering the three different kinds, though.

For a gravy mix it is good. If you can make your own gravy then you will blow it away. It

simply cannot measure up to homemade gravy. It works for me but I would never try to persuade anyone that it is as good as or better than what can be made from scratch. 

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@Anna N 

 

""  If you caramelize an onion or two and add to the onion gravy, you will be in for quite a treat ""

 

there is it.

 

I have tried the ' Gravy Granules "

 

will report later.

 

no beef , as none was implied ...

 

it might not bee that different than

 

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wh9ch (ve sed , and have in DeepFrig  to

 

add colo(u)r to my more made gravy.

 

 

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I have a question for long-time Bisto users.  My mother swore that she could tell the difference between the granules and the old powdered kind and she much preferred the powdered.  We used to find it in a store in a town an hour or so away that we attended college football games in and we'd buy her a couple of boxes every so often.  I could never tell the difference between the two and like how the granules dissolve so easily - plus they are easy to get.  Do any of you long-time users notice a difference?  Just curious.  

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19 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

I have a question for long-time Bisto users.  My mother swore that she could tell the difference between the granules and the old powdered kind and she much preferred the powdered.  We used to find it in a store in a town an hour or so away that we attended college football games in and we'd buy her a couple of boxes every so often.  I could never tell the difference between the two and like how the granules dissolve so easily - plus they are easy to get.  Do any of you long-time users notice a difference?  Just curious.  

 

I'm curious too.  It is also sold in jars - does that make a difference?  I could swear I've had the powdered kind in the little boxes and wasn't exactly nuts about it.  But, today I found that The Scottish and Irish store here sells the various kinds for $4.49 which is a lot cheaper than Amazon.ca.  So, I may go and pick some up to try again.  If I bought only one as a starting point, which should it be?

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13 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

If I bought only one as a starting point, which should it be?

I like the onion flavoured best and it can certainly be boosted with a little caramelized onion of your own making. I have not tried the chicken version and I understand from my sister in England that there is a vegetarian version also. 

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