Message Number: YG861 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Pam Sessoms
Date: 2001-03-07 12:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Two questions: chicken gravy and
local vet

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001 gmart91607@a... wrote:
> First, can any of you recommend a blender/food processor/grinder I can
> use to make the chicken gravy? I have already killed a regular
> blender!

Oooooh, I hear ya. I've been making that blasted and wonderful gravy for
over a year now, and at first I killed three blenders. In my case, the
trick to finding a blender that didn't burn out turned out to be finally
buying one at one of those big shops where they try to sell you an
extended warranty on everthing. It worked! I paid through the nose for
the warranty and this blender has been going for many many months,
faithfully making gravy about every other week. Murphy loves me. :-)
It's not a big fancy blender, just one with lots of speeds, although I do
think it said "heavy duty" and has a setting for crushing ice. Check the
watts on the motors and try to find one with a larger number... It's not
necessary for me to use the ice crush setting, but I suspect that having
that feature means it has a more powerful motor and would pay off in the
long run.

I started out making gravy with a meat grinder and lately have gone over
to using a pressure cooker. The pressure cooker gets the bones pretty
soft, especially if I cut up the bird and put a good few cracks into the
big leg bones with a cleaver before they go in. Awhile back, I put the
steps I'm currently following to liquify chickens with the pressure cooker
on this web page:

-Pam S.