Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good Gravy

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When I was growing up in NY everyone I knew called spaghetti sauce gravy. As in:

"Pass the gravy, Please." "You need more gravy on that ziti?" "I gotta go start the gravy."

Heres a good recipe for gravy:

4 tablespoons olive oil

5 garlic cloves and one onion minced

5 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled and sliced*

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

splash of red wine

taste of sugar

10 fresh basil leaves


grated parmesean cheese

*OR 2 28-oz. cans ready-cut peeled tomatoes

In a deep 10-inch frying pan or pot heat the olive oil and gently sauté the garlic and onion.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste


Simmer some more

Add wine, sugar to taste

Add basil and cheese


BGE said...

We also called it gravy when I was growing up down south. Guess that was just a generic term way back then.

Is that your recipe or just something you pulled off the web?

Kathleen said...

Wadda mean 'pulled off the web'?!?
Of course its real. And making it is an art not a science so you have to taste it and adjust seasonings as it simmers.

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