This is one that I do if I want nice gravy but I’m not making a roast dinner, or more often, if there’s a (*sharp intake of breath!*) vegetarian. It’s very easy and probably doesn’t count as a recipe, but fuck it; it’s my blog so I can put whatever I like in it… Sorry about that outburst there. I often do this with mushrooms aswell as or instead of onions…
You will need:
Vegetable stock from any boiled veg you’re having, else use boiling water
1 small onion, sliced into half rings
1 tbs sunflower, or any other flavorless, oil
spring of thyme, rosemary or other suitable herb
What to do:
- Fry the onion on a medium heat in the oil along with the thyme until the onion goes dark brown – almost black – around the edges. Season with pepper – don’t add salt because gravy granules are salty enough.
- Make the gravy with the stock, according to the instructions on the packet, or to your own liking
- Add the gravy to the pan and allow to simmer for around five minutes. Add more water if it’s looking a bit on the thick side.
- Pour into a jug or gravy boat, if posh; or just pour straight onto roast dinner, if not posh.