WFMW – No-Lump Gravy

February 27, 2007 at 9:02 pm (Works For Me Wednesday)

Wfmwheader_1UPDATED: My MIL called and I actually was doing it wrong (but it still worked for me). I fixed it below.

My mother-in-law taught me this trick to making gravy without the lumps. Save a jar from pickles or spaghetti or something. Put 1/2 c or so of cold water in the jar. Add about 1/4 c. flour, put the lid on tight and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE! Then pour that into the pan w/ the broth and whisk it up. No lumps. If you need more flour to thicken more just repeat.

UPDATED to add: DON’T use a plastic container – it will explode when you open it up.

Back to Shannon’s for more WFMW ideas.



  1. Heather said,

    Wow! That’s so simple. Thanks for sharing!

  2. laughing mommy said,

    That is a great idea. My sister and I made gravy on Sunday night and it had… you guessed it… lumps.

  3. Melissa said,

    Yes! This is what my Grandma taught me and it works!

  4. Theresa said,

    I’m puttin’ this one in the ole’ memory bank!

  5. Stacey said,

    Good idea! I always just wisk mine in a bowl and then add it but that would probably work much better : )

  6. Girl Gone Wild said,

    Yeah! No more biting-my-tongue-to-keep-from-calling-lumps-really-bad-names at the stove!! Thanks!

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