I have never liked mashed potatoes. I still don't like mashed potatoes. But over the past 6 months for some reason I feel the need to make them and make them GOOD.
So, when dealing with mashed potatoes of course the concept of Gravy is going to come up. Up until last night I had not figured gravy out. If I wanted gravy I would either buy a jar of it (yuck) or buy a packet that you add water to to make gravy (double yuck).
So, I guess I have been silently observing people making gravy for the past few years, especially my mom and dad. They are mash potatoes & gravy people.
From what I gathered, you cooked some meat then added some stuff to it. What stuff to add, I didn't know. I had seen my dad pour milk in there, I assumed you needed something to thicken it up, it felt like this big mystery.
So, last night I was trying a new rub on some steaks and had fried them up in a pan. I looked at the pan and there was the "stuff" that looked like what people used to make gravy. So, I thought I would give it a whirl. I threw some flour into the bottom of the pan and cooked if for a second in the "stuff" - then I added milk and to my shock it turned into gravy, Who knew.
Ben said it tasted good, I don't eat that stuff so I don't know. It looked and smelled good though.