1 c Turkey Drippings from roaster
2 c diced celery
2 c diced onions
1 c flour
1 Gallon cold water
2 oz TURKEY BASE
2 tbsp sage
1 tbsp rosemary
2 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp white pepper
In a large roasting pan, roast turkey in a 325 degree F oven until internal temperature is 165-175 degrees F. Let rest 10-15 minutes. Drain fat. Set aside 1 cup.
In a 2 gallon sauce pot, heat turkey fat over medium-high heat (butter can be used as a substitute for turkey fat). Add celery and onions. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add flour, mixing well. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add water, turkey base, sage, rosemary and garlic, mixing well. Heat to boiling.
Reduce heat and gently boil 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain.