While it may be a little bit overlooked when it comes to Thanksgiving, making a homemade gravy doesn't need to be forgotten! Three necessary components come together to form a luscious sauce that's the perfect topping for the holiday!
Whisk to combine the cornstarch and potato water or stock.
Add the drippings back to the roasting pan or a small saucepan. Over medium heat, work up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
Add the cognac and stir. Bring to a simmer. Whisking constantly, slowly add in the prepared cornstarch slurry to the desired thickness. Thin with more potato water/stock or thicken with more slurry as needed. Taste for seasoning.