Friendsgivingspiration: Lager Gravy

So, someone invited you to a Friendsgiving party this year? First of all, congratulations on having friends who actually want to hang out instead of just sending memes in a group chat. Second of all, don’t bring pumpkin pie. Seriously, everybody brings pumpkin pie to these things and you don’t want to be “that person” who brings the sixth pumpkin pie of the day. Everyone will just look at you and laugh like they did that one time you called your teacher “Mom” back in grade school. And if you were homeschooled, then just use your imagination for that one.

But anyway, be original and bring something a bit more clutch to Friendsgiving. Like gravy. Preferably this awesome gravy made with Kräftig. Check out the recipe below! Oh, and don’t forget to bring a gravy boat.

Lager Gravy


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 1/2 cups Kräftig Lager


Step 1
Prepare wings by cutting off the tips and cutting each wing in half at the joint. Heat oil in pot over medium-high heat. Add wings; season with salt and pepper. Turn wings frequently, cooking until lightly browned (approx. 10 minutes).

Step 2
Slightly reduce heat and sprinkle flour over wings, stirring well. Sauté for 2 minutes. Pour in broth and Kräftig Lager. Turn to high heat and bring to a boil, stirring to incorporate browned bits. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

Step 3
Strain mixture and discard the wings. Return gravy to pot and boil over high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Can be made 3 days in advance.

Friendsgiving is all about putting the fun back in Thanksgiving instead of having to put up with your weird Aunt Bethany and her cat food gelatin. There’s no better way to have fun than by making things boozy, so grab some Kräftig, make some gravy, and be the life of the party.

Adapted from MYRECIPES