There have been many an occasion where my house inadvertently smelled of gravy. Unintentional, yes, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. The sensations that come from a nose full of the scent of gravy evokes feelings of relaxation and pangs of hunger all in a single whiff.
So what’s one way to get that rich gravy smell to seep through your household?
Kentucky Fried Chicken in the United Kingdom is offering up 230 limited edition Gravy Scented Candles for guests to light in the comfort of their own homes.
In order to get your hands on one of these exclusive candles, you have to enter KFC UK’s prize draw with your name and email. KFC will then select 230 fans to ship a gravy candle to. This is part of a promotion for the chain’s new Gravy Mega Box which features chicken filets, chicken wings, fries, and the Colonel’s gravy as a dipping sauce.
One of the highlights of KFC’s sides menu is the thick brown gravy that accompanies their mashed potatoes. With one of these scented candles, you can enjoy that fragrance for as long as there’s a wick attached.
Our friends overseas are just ahead of the culinary curve — like it or not. For example, KFC in Europe is encouraging customers to use its gravy in cocktails.
Building off of the so-called “stocktails” trend of stock-based cocktails, The Colonel and Co. have concocted three cocktail recipes with KFC’s signature gravy: Finger Lickin’ Sour, Gravy Mary, and Southern Twist (recipes below).
This isn’t the first time that gravy and booze have come together willfully. Last holiday season, Wild Turkey promoted their signature “gravyback,” which was their unique take on a pickleback. In their version, you take a shot of their bourbon followed by a shot of turkey gravy straight from a gravy boat.
So, if that sounds appealing to you and if you’re ready to make your own stocktail, go get some KFC gravy and have at it.
The Finger Lickin’ Sour
100ml KFC Gravy
15ml Cherry liqueur
25ml Fresh lemon juice
10ml Orange marmalade
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
One egg white
To garnish: thyme sprig
Pour the mezcal and the KFC gravy into a tall glass. Cover firmly and shake.
Place the glass into the freezer and freeze for three hours.
Once frozen, pour the gravy-infused mezcal through a strainer and clean cloth into a fresh glass.
Squeeze the lemon into the glass, add the marmalade, salt, pepper and egg white then shake again.
Pour the cocktail mixture into a Martini glass and sprinkle with thyme to finish
The Gravy Mary
20ml KFC gravy
Spice mix: 20ml Worcester sauce, three drops Tabasco, three grinds white pepper, pinch of celery salt, pinch of paprika, half teaspoon horseradish cream
15ml Fresh lemon juice
90ml Tomato juice
To garnish: celery, Popcorn Chicken
To create the spice mix pour Tabasco sauce, Worcester sauce, white pepper, celery salt, paprika and horseradish cream into a tall glass. Cover firmly and shake.
Add vodka to the spice mix and pour in the lemon juice, tomato juice and mix again.
Add in KFC gravy into the mix, stir all of the ingredients together and pour into a fresh highball glass.
Finish with celery and a small skewer of popcorn chicken.
The Southern Twist
50ml Kentucky Bourbon
60ml Fresh hot KFC gravy
Two grinds black pepper
Two teaspoons granulated brown sugar
Four teaspoons dried parsley
To garnish: parsley and brown sugar rim
Chop the parsley and mix with the brown sugar in a bowl.
Cut the lemon and coat the rim of the glass with it.
Dip the rim of the glass into the chopped parsley and brown sugar mixture
Add ice cubes and Kentucky Bourbon to your rocks glass.
Finally pour KFC gravy into the glass then give it a mix.
You’ve been slaving over the stove to make the perfect dish, and all you’ve got left to do is add that last pinch of salt, dash of hot sauce, or touch of sugar to make it divine. Of course, your body decides to have a klutz moment right then and there and bam! Your culinary masterpiece is ruined by a tragic error. Fortunately, you don’t have to toss everything out and start over, because you can save some dishes after the mistake happens. Here’s how to simply solve some of these kitchen nightmares and to keep them from ruining your meal.
Desalting an Oversalted Dish
If you’ve put too much salt into your food, you can increase the other flavor components to balance everything out or add some starch to draw the salt back out. That way, you won’t be left with a nasty feeling in your mouth afterwards.
Saving Greasy Sauces and Gravies
If you’ve got a layer of oil at the top of your sauce or gravy you want to get rid of, just add a cold steel dish to the gravy. The oil will stick to the steel after some time, meaning you can enjoy a grease-free dish with this swift life hack.
Toning Down A Meal That’s Too Spicy
Adding sugar, dairy, or more ingredients to help distribute and dilute the spiciness in food is a great way to tone down the heat. That way, you don’t have to blow your mouth off just to have lunch.
Thickening Sauces That Are Too Thin
There’s several ways to thicken sauces, whether it be through starches like cornstarch or arrowroot, or even through fats like butter or cheese. The simplest way, though is to reduce the sauce until enough water evaporates to create the consistency you’re looking for. Bon Appetit!
Rescuing Burnt Rice
While burnt rice may seem all but lost, you can save the part that isn’t scorched and get rid of the smell, too. Simply add some bread on top of the rice for a few minutes, and it’ll take in that flavor and leave your rice tasting fresh. Simple, yet extremely effective.
Saving A Broken Mayonnaise
When your mayonnaise splits, you may feel like it’s the end of the world and you have to start all over. However, through simple blending, water, and an egg yolk, your mayo will be back to full strength before you know it.
Keeping Treats From Getting Too Sweet
Sometimes, desserts can overload on the sugar to give you that cloying feel in your mouth that’s just awful. However, through acid, spice, diluting, or alternative sweeteners, you can change things up and keep yourself from feeling sickly when eating that special treat.
Unstick Your Sticky, Overcooked Noodles
We’ve all been there with the overcooked noodles, but we don’t have to eat them in sadness. Adding some cold water will help loosen things up and allow us to slurp at our leisure.
Rewhipping Overbeaten Whipped Cream
It can be difficult to tell when you’ve overworked homemade whipped cream, but if you’re in that conundrum, don’t panic. A simple addition of a little more cream to the bowl will allow you to rework and whip the cream back to where it should be, saving your decadent whipped delight.
Repair A Cracked Pie Crust
If your pie crust has cracked on you, you can repair it back together with some “glue.” In this case, that glue is a paste of flour and water that you can bake into the pie crust and keep everything together. If you’re a pie rookie, this is definitely a life-saver.
Removing Broken Eggshell Pieces
When that piece of eggshell gets into your cracked eggs, it can be a pain to try and drag it out. Fortunately, eggs come with a built-in solution to the problem, as the larger pieces of shell can easily remove the tiny broken bits inside. Now your eggs won’t be crunchy in the morning anymore.
Rehydrating Dried Poultry Meat
Chicken and turkey are both incredibly easy to overcook, making them taste dry. With some chicken stock and gravy, however, you can restore their moist texture and nobody will ever know that you messed up on the Thanksgiving turkey… again.
Fixing A Broken Buttercream Frosting
Buttercream frostings break because of temperature, and whether yours be too hot or too cold, there’s simple ways to revert the temperature back to where you need it to be. Once you do so, you’ll have the perfect frosting for cupcakes and more.
Smoothing Out Clumpy Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate sauces can seize up and go clumpy if cooked improperly, but there’s an easy save. Incorporating enough moisture to dissolve the clumps by adding water, cream, or another liquid gives you the second chance you need to make that smooth, glossy chocolate sauce everyone will be dying over.
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern prides itself on serving comfort food for the foodie in all of us. It all started with a culinary family tradition that perfected a short-order cooking style, that Jimmy himself describes as, “Frycook-meets-Foodie,” that was meant to create bold flavors and plates with savory characteristics. So, whether you’re a local, or just passing through, the food at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is meant to satisfy the soul.
From the cheesy to the fried, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern operates on the philosophy of craveability by creating irresistible combinations with an all flavor, no-frills approach. What’s more, handcrafted cocktails and an assortment of beers make Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern the perfect place to unwind — and fill up.
While there are excellent brunch favorites like a Classic Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Malted Ale Waffles, it’s the brunch specialties like The Bubba, that has really become a go-to option for everyone stopping by Jimmy’s.
For specs on The Bubba, picture a fluffy biscuit filled with beer-battered fried chicken, then baked with thick slices of cheddar cheese on top, topped crispy bacon, sausage gravy, and crowned with a sunnyside up egg. Still, even something this good can’t last all day. Jimmy’s brunch is from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. daily, so don’t sleep on The Bubba or any other of Jimmy’s Famous brunch offerings.
With locations peppered across Southern California, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern isn’t hard to find, but it might be hard to leave.
Created in partnership with Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Breakfast is arguablyhands-down the best meal of the day. Whether choosing something savory and hearty, or something a little on the sweeter side, you can’t go wrong starting your morning with a blissful breakfast dish.
Coffee also helps.
The folks over at Facts rounded up the troops once again, this time to try some inspired American breakfast dishes for the very first time. On the menu for this culinary experience are: blueberry pancakes, crispy hash made in a breakfast skillet, apple & cinnamon waffles, and biscuits & gravy with sausage.
Our salivary glands are definitely on red alert.
Check out their reactions to these American breakfast menu items. Pretty shocked how much they didn’t enjoy the biscuits and gravy, that’s definitely one of our go-to side dishes.
If you still insist on watching what you eat, but still want to get the most of your Thanksgiving meal, Business Insider did some research and created an infographic showing the caloric content of your favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Holiday dishes highlighted include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green been casserole, various pies, and even a couple glasses of wine.
The image perfectly portions and measures what 200 calories of the most popular Thanksgiving foods looks like so you have a pretty good idea what you’ll want to avoid to get the most of your holiday meal.
As much as some consumers badmouth the Big Mac, you have to admit they sell. The iconic McDonald’s item features two beef patties, lettuce, cheese slices, onions, pickles and McDonald’s Mac Sauce served on a sesame bun.
We kinda love it so much, we turned our Big Mac’s into Pizza. The latest item to get the Big Mac Mac Daddy treatment comes from a Poutinerie in Los Angeles.
Smoke’s Poutinerie in Hollywood is offering a new dish they call the Mac Daddy Poutine. Can you guess what it was inspired by? No, take a guess.
The poutine dish is made with freshly-cut fries and the Canadian staple of chicken gravy and cheese curds every good poutine dish requires. Here’s where it gets special.
Smoke’s Mac Daddy is then topped with lettuce, a cheese sauce, ground beef, their version of a Mac Sauce, pickles and sesame seeds. Kind of like a deconstructed Big Mac on top a bed of poutine. Here’s how they make it: