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Onion Gravy

Makes 2½ cups


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lg onion (thinly sliced or chopped)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth (or water)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic (optional)


In a large skillet, med-high heat, sauté onions in oil until soften and golden brown (approx 10 minutes).  Season to taste and stir frequently.  Sprinkle flour, blend thoroughly until a roux is formed (approx 2-3 minutes).  Mixture should look nutty. Slowly whisk in broth or water.  Stir until mixture thickens. Season to taste. Transfer to a serving cup. Add to your favourite dish.

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