Kickin’ It Clean Holiday Style
Who likes mashed potatoes with gravy?
Me! I do! I do!
During the holidays, I look forward to having this comfort food. It’s a given at every holiday dinner, am I right? So this year, I made a gravy to top onto those potatoes.
I’ve been working on a gluten-free gravy option since most have some type of flour ingredients. AND this can lead to a lumpy sauce! My gravy uses potatoes and vegetable stock to make it silky smooth. And wouldn’t you know, Kevin and the kids loved it and asked for more. I dig when this happens!
Gluten-Free Gravy with Herbs
2 Idaho potatoes, peeled and quartered
8-10 button mushrooms
2 carrots, cut into chunks
2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
1 medium-sized onion, cut into eighths
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. tomato paste (organic)
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place 1 quartered potato in a Dutch oven with mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Toss with olive oil. Roast for 25 minutes. Transfer Dutch oven to stove top and stir in tomato paste and 6 cups of water. Add the herbs, bay leaf, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
Strain liquid and put the solid scraps aside. (You can use them for future stews and soups. Just put in container and freeze for when you are ready). Put broth and the remaining potato in a pot and simmer for 20 minutes or until potato is super soft and liquid is reduced to 2 cups. Blend liquid with potato and strain the gravy through a fine-meshed strainer. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Makes 2 cups. If you are having a party of 4 or more double the recipe.
It also reheats well so you can make it a few days ahead of time.
*I like to use fresh herbs so try for 2 sprigs of each one instead of dried.
*If you wish to skip making the homemade vegetable broth, buy a healthy organic one at the natural food store.
Do you have a secret for making silky smooth gravy? Please share your recipe below.
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