3 tablespns. finely-slice celery 1-2 teaspns. browned flour
1 clove garlic, crushed 3 1/2 cups boiling water
1 large bay leaf a trifle of thyme, salt
5 tablespns. oil 1 tablespn. chopped parsley
Simmer vegetables and bay leaf in oil for 10 m. Do not brown. Add brown and white flour, tomato and water; boil. Remove bay leaf; add salt, thyme and parsley; serve. Celery tops may be used instead of sliced stalks. The gravy may be strained.