Making Gravy

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Homemade gravy takes just a few minutes. After removing the cooked food from the roasting pan, pour all the drippings into a liquid measuring cup and scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pan adding them to the measuring cup. Tip the measuring cup and use a metal spoon to remove and save the fat that rises to the top. You want to try to get about 1/4 cup of the fat. In a saucepan, combine the fat with 1/4 cup of flour. Whisk the mixture over low heat. It's important that the flour and fat mixture don't clump. Measure remaining liquid drippings. You'll need 2 cups. Add water or broth if you don't have enough roast drippings. Gradually stir 2 cups of drippings into flour mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until the sauce looks thickened and bubbles appear across the surface. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.