What’s a Gluten-Free Substitute for Flour to Make Gravy?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I am interested in making this recipe for a Thanksgiving potluck some friends and I are hosting this Friday:

Do you have a recommendation for a gluten-free substitute for the flour? I’ve never cooked gluten-free and want to make sure whichever one I use will be as effective a thickener as wheat flour is.

Sent by Taylor

Editor: For a roux-based gravy like this one, you can try sorghum or sweet rice flour instead of flour. You can also thicken gravies with a slurry made of cornstarch and water instead.

Readers, what would you recommend as a good substitute for the flour in gravy?