A light, but full-flavored, gravy made with onions and celery. Perfect addition to Smashed Potatoes, Rusty’s Mashed Potatoes or Cornbread Dressing.
Heat a skillet to medium. Add oil or broth and cook shallots, onions, celery and mushrooms until tender. Add cornstarch mixture, salt and pepper and stir until it is well mixed with the onions, shallots and celery mixture. Cook for a few minutes then add 3 cups of vegetable broth. Stir until gravy thickens, about 20 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. This is a hearty-tasting gravy. Mushrooms can be omitted from the sauté if you want a lighter taste.