Brown gravy is a Fairly easy item to make.
What's required to make Gravy?
AP Flour (All Purpose)
Step 1: Step 1: Fry Up the Bacon
Fry up the Bacon on a Low and Slow setting, the lower heat setting will yield more grease versus high heat.
Step 2: Step 2: Add Flour
Drain your bacon, leaving grease in the skillet.
And all equal Amounts of flour.
Rule of Thumb is to remember for every 1/2 cup of Grease you need 1/2 cup of flour.
Mix until flour is Incorperated.
NOTE: I can't stress this enough. You HAVE To simmer for a few minutes at least to get read of the Flour flavor, it gives off a Doughy flavor if you do not simmer for a few minutes at least.
If you want a White Pepper Gravy, You can Simmer for about a minute or two, this will get rid of the Flour taste, then pour in your Milk and you got white gravy.
But I prefer the Brown Gravy myself.
Step 3: Step 3: Browning
Simmer on Medium high.
Keep the flour and grease moving at all times. Brown your flour until it's to your likeing. I brown mine to it's a descent dark peanut color.
The Browning gives you Flavor and color.
Step 4: Step 4: Water/Milk
You can choose to use 100% Milk if you choose, I don't use 100% milk because it becomes to rich to my liking, so I was tought to do about 1:4 Ratio.
1 Cup of Milk to 4 cups of water. (Whole Milk) You can use 2% pretty much in the same aspect if you like, but My preference is Whole milk!
Step 5: Step 5: Adding Milk
Add the Milk to the Flour and Gravy Mixture (Rue) in the skillet.
Turning heat down first while constantly stiring.
Then raise heat to start a simmer. Add a little milk/water at a time to thin out the gravy. Keep it moving or it will burn on the bottom of the skillet
Step 6: Step 6: Gravy Is Finished
Gravy is finished when it's to the consistancy that you like. Add salt and pepper to taste.
If you have any quections please fill free to ask away, I'll answer your questions to the best I can!