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Jan 19, 2009 07:12 PM

What can I do with pan gravy?

I made spareribs tonight, and I have a ton of leftover pan gravy. Can I use this for anything? It's really tasty and I'd hate to pour it down the drain, but I've got no idea what to do with it.

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  1. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast?

    1. Pork or beef. I would keep it freeze it in small batches in baggies in your freezer. Serve over grilled or baked pork chops, chicken breasts, Stuff a chicken breast with a little quick bread stuffing for and use the gravy. Biscuits and gravy is a great idea. Use it to make a simple baked caserrole with chicken cubed potatoes, gravy and some fresh vegetables.

      I always save my gravy for lots of uses. How about a hash with chicken or pork, onion, peppers, potatoes and use the gravy as a base.

      I had 3 small pouches of gravy left from the Holiday and made a stuffed chicken breast. Stuffed it with some fresh vegetables, cheese and a little bread crumbs. Used my base gravy added some white wine and used that over the baked chicken breast. It was great. Make a slow cooked cube steak and use the gravy over that and some cheese grits ... comfort food.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Pour it down your drain and you'll make your Roto Rooter guy very happy. $$$

        1. I keep old yogurt and cream cheese plastic containers around just for this purpose.

          kchurchill's idea of using it with chicken, which you can't really make a pan gravy out of, at least, not one comparable to a gravy made out of spare ribs!

          You could probably also use a few tablespoons to flavor a soup.

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          1. re: jaykayen

            I do the same either small containers or baggies. The soup is a great idea. Some gravies obviously have certain flavors and hard to reuse. But generic staple sauces can be used to adapt to lots of food and is a nice addition.

          2. Rice with gravy is a guilty pleasure of mine...