Country-Style Gravy

1 tablespoon pure, strained bacon grease
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon of your favorite dried herb, or,

2 teaspoons of your favorite minced fresh herb

Melt bacon fat in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Whisk in flour, and continue whisking for 1 to 2 minutes to be certain to eliminate the floury taste. Slowly pour in whole milk, whisking continually; cook and stir until thickened. (This took me about 3 to 5 minutes.) Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the dried or fresh herbs of your choice. Top chicken patty or mashed potatoes and serve.