Can I freeze gravy?
I plan on making gravy on TDay. There is always so much leftover that even after a week of eating nonstop leftovers---there is still some leftover. I am making an 18pound bird for 2 people so you can imagine the amount of leftovers.
I make a Turkey with Hazelnut Proscuitto Crust and the gravy is too good to throw out.
WHat do you all think?
Absolutely. No question about it. Reheats beautifully. I always freeze leftover gravy and leftover stuffing for a real treat a month or two later.
But may I ask why you're making an 18-pound bird for two people? I should think the leftovers from a 10-pound bird would be about as much as one could stand.
Seriously, several reasons:
1. It's economical this time of year.
2. DH and I love turkey.
3. I have an 8 month old and I plan on cooking up 4 or 5 different recipes the day after to freeze.
4. It's not as bad as the year I made a 24 pounder for 3 people!
I know--it is totally ridiculous---my turkey will weigh more than my child!
There are only 4 of us at table and I am roasting a 12 lb. bird. It was the smallest my butcher could get for me unless I wanted to bump down to a breast and no thanks on that we do have dark meat lovers at table so there will be left overs and some will go out the door with our guests. I imagine desserts will go to my office. If i make it they will eat it. Gravy and some of the other left overs will be frozen for later consumption but on Friday we'll be having wondderful Hot Browns. Hmmmm I wonder how a little cornbread sausage dressing might do in a Hot Brown?
Scroll down I posted a recipe last week on a query about Thanksgiving leftovers. It is an open faced turkey sandwich on toast with most often very good bacon and a rich cheesy mornay sauce. Sometimes cooked country ham slices are substituted for the bacon and when a good tomato is available a slice is added. Very Kentucky from the Brown Palace Hotel and a legendary dish.