Onion gravy is
made by browning onions slowly until they reach a dark brown color. The
result is a thin dark gravy that is very tasty and goes well will many
Cut two medium onions (this will make about a 3/4 cup of
gravy). Use more onions if you want more gravy. In a sauce pan add about
three tablespoons of cooking oil or lard. Put the fire on medium and cook
them stirring occasionally. The trick is to brown the onions uniformly, so
if you see them browning too fast lower the fire a little. The more brown
they get the more the fire needs to be lowered
Now that the onions are browned add enough water to just cover the
bottom of the pan, put the fire on low and stir. The onions will
come back up to heat. Keep stirring until the water is gone. Continue to
cook them for another minute then add the same amount of water and stir.
You'll start to notice that a gravy begins to form. Cook the water out
once more and then add about a 3/4 cup of water a little at a time while
stirring. Your onion gravy should appear before your eyes. Bring back to
heat and stir for another few minutes.
You could strain this if you wanted to but when the entire mixture is
added to a roast for instance, it will produce a little more gravy.