This is a “secret” recipe my grandmother created and passed on to me.  We used to always laugh because you would think her recipes were FBI secrets locked away in a concrete vault somewhere!   I know if she could tell me from Heaven she would say, “I was so silly to not share!  I know better now…share away, Baby!”  So I am!  This recipe is called “Gravy Train” because when I was a little girl there was a dog food commercial that had a little puppy driving a covered wagon and he would drive it straight to the cabinet “Gravy Train” was kept in.   It was called this because it had gravy with the meat.  I began to call it “Gravy Train” because of all the gravy with the new potatoes  and it just stuck.   Here we go!

Step 1:  Boil until tender in salted water new potatoes (red potatoes).  Pour off all but about one fourth of the hot water.


Step 2:  Add 3 Tablespoons of butter or margarine…remember I am from Texas y’all…we do everything big!  🙂


Step 3:  Stir melting butter until completely dissolved!


Step 4:  Using “All Purpose Flour” you will begin to make the gravy.  This is where it gets a little dicey, but it is worth it!


Step 4, part 2:  Add 2- 3 heaping Tablespoons of flour to a cup.


Step 5:  Add approximately one fourth cup milk.


Step 6:  Whisk gravy until smooth.  You may have to add more milk or flour.  You want it to be soupy but not watery!!


Step 7:  Add flour mixture to potatoes and stir over medium heat continuously.  Gravy will begin to thicken.  Don’t lose heart at first…it will be very watery, but it will eventually thicken!  After it thickens, taste to see if salt is needed.  You may add pepper if you like, too!


Voila!  Plate and serve.  As you can see, I serve mine with meatloaf and purple hull peas.  Yummo!!  Enjoy!




8 thoughts on “Maw’s Gravy Train

  1. Looks great! But with these cursed food allergies I’m praying for healing over..or actually,, whatever is wrong that is causing me to be allergic to everything that goes into my mouth, I’d swell up like a balloon in my face! LOL Looks yummy though!

      1. Yes, go to my dropdown menu at the very top right of my page…right below my gravatar photo on the right side of the page, it says CLICK HERE FOR MENU OF TOPICS select Wellness and health…it’s the very last menu heading in the menu..and then click on the title of the article and read….that’s what’s wrong with me..and it’s literally killing me.

      2. And don’t forget Psalm 91. My mom believes it is spiritual because when Iw as a teen I had anorexia/bulimia. This problem I’m having now also has to do with the rejection of food..but not intentionally by me. No doctor’s can find anything wrong with me, yet they indeed do tests to see if it was psychosematic (in my head..and I was hoping it was) So when I went to the allergy doctor and found I was allergic to everything, they couldn’t believe it, yet can’t find the problem.. I’ve read in spiritual warfare books that nine times out of ten, when you go to the dr and find nothing wrong (I’ve been to many) it’s spiritual.

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