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                              Gingersnap gravy
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cajun                            Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -------SEASONING MIX--------
    1      Teaspoon      Black pepper
      1/2  Teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  Teaspoon      White pepper
      1/2  Teaspoon      Ground ginger
      1/2  Teaspoon      Dried thyme leaves
      1/4  Teaspoon      Rubbed sage
      1/4  Teaspoon      Ground cayenne pepper
      1/8  Teaspoon      Ground cumin
                         ------MAIN INGREDIENTS------
    2      Tablespoons   Chicken, pork, or beef fat
    2      Tablespoons   Unsalted butter
      3/4  Cup           Finely chopped onions
      1/2  Cup           Finely chopped celery
      1/2  Teaspoon      Minced garlic
    6      Cups          Basic chicken stock
    1      Cup           Pan drippings from chicken
    8      Each          Gingersnap cookies
    1      Teaspoon      Light brown sugar, to taste
    1      Teaspoon      Ground ginger, to taste
 
 Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
 Melt the fat and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When almost melted,
add the onions, celery, and garlic; saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir
in the seasoning mix and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the
stock and pan drippings; bring to a boil over high heat and boil rapidly until
liquid reduces to about 1 quart, about 25 minutes. Then crumble the gingersnaps
into the stock mixture and whisk with a metal whisk until they are dissolved.
 Continue cooking 10 minutes, whisking frequently and making sure the gingersnaps
are thoroughly dissolved. During this time, taste the gravy; if the ginger
flavour is not pronounced,m add the 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the 1 teaspoon
ginger or add both to taste. Strain the gravy. Makes 2-1/2 to 3 cups. From Paul
Prudhomme’s “Louisiana Kitchen”
 
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