I’ve been cooking!

by J.S. on August 14, 2011

in Recipes

Who doesn’t love breakfast? I mean it has all the basic needs of life, butter, cheese, sugar. I have to admit I wasn’t always a fan of the A.M. foods…I know, blasphemy. But I have changed and come around and now I’m all about the biscuits and gravy. I love it at restaurants but there has to a simple way(and less artery cloging) of getting it at home. I’m by no means saying this is low fat…cause it’s definitely not, but that being said you’ll know the fat you’re eating.

This was shockingly easy. I went a little easy on the butter and paid for it later. My gravy was a little gooey. Don’t skimp. Go all the way.

Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.

Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.

Butter bottom of skillet and place biscuits in pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Gravy

3/4 pound of sausage (fatty sausage works best for this, I used Jimmy Dean)

3 TBS butter
24 cups of milk
4-8 tablespoons flour

1 tsp paprika

2 tsp onion powder

Salt and pepper

Brown sausage in skillet, then remove cooked pieces.  Turn to medium heat. Add butter. Add flour by the tablespoon, stirring constantly. Let the flour turn BROWN before adding another tablespoon (if you don’t, your gravy will taste like flour). After you have added enough flour to make the gravy as thick as you like, add milk and stir with whisk. Then add the remaining ingredients to taste.

Serve over biscuits.

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