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Easy southern style biscuits and gravy!

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This is my favorite thing in the world.

It is almost certainly one of the worst things I eat, and therefore I make it very rarely. But today I have the day off and it is BISCUIT DAY! Plus, I have finally finished the Robot and now I can move on with my life!

(biscuit dance interlude)
 
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Step 1: Ingredients.

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For this batch, I used:
  • 3 cups of milk (preferably whole)
  • ready made buttermilk biscuit mix
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • about 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 pork sausage patties (fatty is best!)
  • salt to taste and LOTS of freshly ground black pepper

You'll need a big skillet and a cookie sheet to make these, plus a mixing bowl and spoons and a whisk and such. :)

Step 2: Prepare the biscuits according to the directions.

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I always do the biscuits first because it's fine if they sit. And this way, they'll certainly be done with the gravy is ready. :)

I did messy drop biscuits because I was starving and I'm not much for being fiddly with something I'm just going to break into tiny bits, anyway.

So get these in the oven and start on cooking the sausage. :D

Step 3: Sausages!

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These will be pretty quick. Heat your skillet to medium-high heat and throw them in.

Feel free to add pepper to these if you like. I think it makes them tastier. :)

The cooking time will be about 3 minutes per side in most cases. You'll want them browned and crisp on both sides. Once these are done, set them aside on a little plate with a folded paper towel for drainage. Keep them on the stovetop to keep them warm.

Oh, and also - you'll probably be wanting to wear your apron and be using a splatter screen at this point. ;)
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dupes8881 year ago
Made them sooooooooo gooooooood
katieking5 years ago
We don't have premade biscuit mixes in the uk, what could I use instead?
Apparently biscuits are just like our english muffins, if you toast them before splitting them. That or a plain scone :/
I've been making biscuits and gravy for over 30 years and never used a biscuit mix or canned biscuits.  Never saw the need to since they are so easy to make.  This gravy recipe is very similar to mine except I like to crumble the sausage up and add it to the gravy.  Here is my recipe:  Mamas Southern Biscuits and Gravy
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Do a search on someplace like recipezaar.com - buttermilk biscuits - that website lets you convert from US to UK measurements and normally gives alternate ingredient suggestions.
Lesson learned, do not cook sausage if naked.
ROFL!!!!

I just about snorted my chewing gum out thru my nose and choked to death when I read that line.
Kaiven3 years ago
Wait.... does this mean I can make... Bacon gravy? I must try it.
tralphas4 years ago
From growing up in Oklahoma and Texas, biscuits and gravy is heaven on a plate.  I save my drippings from cooking sausage and bacon.  I use it to flavor my gravy if I'm out of sausage.  I also use it to flavor beans and greens.  Butter is for putting inbetween a biscuit and gravy over it.  Dang, now I'm craving biscuits and gravy. 
dcur5 years ago
Nice work.
eetzel5 years ago
Homemade biscuits - I make the gravy - crumble the extra sausage in the bottom of the bowl - add gravy and se the biscuits as dippers. Wonderful, messy and great for a rainy day.
LilLaTLuv5 years ago
Hey! Oh, my, GOODNESS!!! Someone actually has this recipe posted online!!! Oh, jessyratfink, I LOVE YOU FOR THIS!!!! My favorite food in the whole wide world is biscuits and gravy but I always forget how to make it (I have the short-term memory of a goldfish) and this is just PERFECT for me. Thanks so much! I can't wait to make these! Luv ya, Tashi :)
twocvbloke5 years ago
My mum had Biscuits and gravy when she visited California years back and she said they were amazing, though she did suffer really bad heartburn afterwards (she has no gall bladder), but it was worth it... :D I must try it myself, being in the UK there is no such meal, but it just looks soooooooo tasty and very moreish, definitely have to make it... :D
zoom6zoom5 years ago
Premade mix? My momma would slap me for even considering such a thing, especially something as simple as a biscuit. (and would disown me if I picked up those in the refrigerated cardboard tube!) Just google "buttermilk biscuit" and you'll find plenty of recipes. I would also add that you should preheat your milk for the gravy (just zap it in the nuker for a minute or two) and your gravy will come together much more quickly.
notveryreal5 years ago
I have the same pepper mill as you. :O
RedLion6 years ago
Nice job! One of my favorite breakfast meals as well. I typically use simple toasted bread - three slices torn into pieces - and add pepper and a few hot pepper flakes during the roux stage to punch it up a bit. Your roux, by the way, looks nearly perfect. My other favorite is bacon and grits. Seems only southerners know the difference between oatmeal and grits. There's no sugar in grits, only salt and a puddle of melted butter, and the grits should be stiff enough to almost hold a fork upright. RedLion Lexington, KY
Oscelot RedLion5 years ago
I know the difference between oatmeal and grits and I'm from California. ;) Of course, I also went on to marry someone from Newport, KY... c.c
Oscelot5 years ago
I'll definitely have to try these.. You have my husband drooling over biscuits and gravy now. ;) He grew up in Kentucky, so he's used to Bob Evans style.. I eat mine pretty close.. get a biscuit, open it and lay it out on one of those bowl like plates, and DROWN it in gravy. Muahahahahaha. Hurrah for trucker food!
Creativeman5 years ago
Just fount it....fantastic!!!!! thanks jessy-juliachilds-ratfink...can't wait to have some. Cman
*biscuit dance*
AWESOME!
Mmmmm! I love biscuits and gravy as a special treat! I'll definitely have to try your recipe -- my mouth is watering already. *biscuit dance*
jessyratfink (author)  persephone945 years ago
*biscuit dance* Everything should be assigned a dance, especially food!
I still want to build a death ray before the year is out, but I think biscuits and gravy are a much better contribution to humanity. Mouth is watering. Mmmm. I salute you.
inquisitive6 years ago
Best gravy on spuds, too. A few dashes of Tabasco and I am all set-now my stomach is grumbling for it too!
put some fried eggs on top of those taters then top with gravy mmmmmmm
jessyratfink (author)  inquisitive6 years ago
I've never had it with potatoes but I think I need to try it!

Gravy + hashbrowns = weeeeeeeeee?
Try it with fries, mashed, baked...delish. One of my friends looks like a total vegan size two and she would drink straight shots of gravy if she had a chance.
that gravy + chicken fried steak + tabasco = crack
not literally, but its good
I didn't know ya'll up north liked biscuits and gravy!
I like 'em 'cause I'm from the South (of Poland)
jessyratfink (author)  Lithium Rain6 years ago
Haha, I might be in Louisville now but I certainly originated from a place in Kentucky that is very southern! Kentucky's a weird place - I'm from western and I can barely understand some of the folks from the eastern part, and here in northern Kentucky I'm made fun of for my accent. :P
lasersage6 years ago
I think something must be lost in translation. What you call gravy I "think" we call white sauce, and in England biscuits are sweet. Yours aren't are they? I can't imagine biscuits (cookies in america I guess) would be very nice with pork and white sauce. I'm no master chef so maybe I've just missunderstood. Isn't it strange what huge differences there are when we both speak "english".
American biscuits are kind of like scones. They taste good with both sweet or savoury foods.
yeah are biscuits are like scones only savory and more tender and fluffy

here's a much better example of an American biscuit
http://varmintbites.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/biscuits.jpg

I am not quite sure what happened to the authors biscuits but there not quite right
jessyratfink (author)  sock28286 years ago
Laziness is what happened. :P
jessyratfink (author)  lasersage6 years ago
Haha, you are correct! Gravy is basically a white sauce, you're just using a different sort of fat and letting the flour cook longer. :) These biscuits are very savory - nothing sweet about them.
shooby6 years ago
My S.C. uncle made me this this summer, because he's a man's man. I thought it was pretty good, the gravy was kind of overkill though. I'd rather use that flour for more biscuits, soaked in butter. The patties are a must though.
*is drooling* yummy.
SoapyHollow6 years ago
Yum! It also works really well with "red eye" gravy, which is a southern cream gravy where you use coffee to deglaze the frying pan after making ham steak or sausage. Oh so good. :)
SpinWard6 years ago
It's not often that there is a recipe that says "southern" and it really is southern! I've lived in Georgia since I was 2 and THIS is southern! You did a great job. My mom cooks it the same way but in a iron skillet, homemade biscuits, and sausage! The only other thing to make it worse for you is a mound of scrambled eggs under the gravy with the biscuits and a bowl of grits! Very great job!! Thanks for making it authentic!
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