White Mushroom Gravy
Created by AndrewM, Thursday, 17 October 2013

Simple & flexible

  • 1/4 C. butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. chopped or sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, minced (optional)
  • One shallot or 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. fresh ground pepper
  • 1 t. dried thyme, tarragon, dill or poultry seasoning
  • 3 C. chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 C. cream
  • 1/4 C. white wine, sherry or dry vermouth (optional)
  1. Saute mushrooms, onion and garlic in butter over medium heat until dry without browning until dry.
  2. Add flour, herbs, salt and pepper. Saute stirring frequently 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth, cream and wine. Bring to a simmer, and continue cooking and stirring 10-15 minutes until thickened.
  4. Adjust seasonings and consistency.
  5. Serve warm.
Additional Tips

This is a highly flexible recipe. Almost any mild to medium flavored mushroom will work. Adjust the depth of ingredient flavors to match the mushroom. Use 2-3 oz. dried mushrooms instead of fresh, and use the soaking liquid instead of or in addition to the stock.