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Feb 29, 2012 07:28 PM

Gravy to go with Chicken Croquettes?

Purchased some freshly made chicken croquettes at an excellent German butcher shop today for my elderly parents. They love them! The butcher did not sell chicken gravy and I'm wondering if anyone has an easy and delicious recipe for a nice gravy to go with them. My parents are not chowhounds, so the simpler the better. My mom also does not care for cream based sauces (for some strange reason). Any ideas?

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  1. A veloute with chicken stock. Simply a roux with good chicken stock whisked in. Bring to boil and it will thicken and reduce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    1. Does she eat a mayo-based sauce, like a tartar sauce? I think of croquettes as summery and light, so I'd consider mayo, diced shallots, dill and lemon.

      Another option would be to saute mushrooms and shallots, deglaze with wine or sherry, and add a slurry with broth to thicken.

      1. Thank you both. I am out of my homemade chicken stock right now, so will resort to using broth and maybe a bit of wine to make my gravy. They both like shallots and mushrooms, so that is also a good idea for an addition. Thanks!