Introduction: Easy Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy!
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)
Step 1: Ingredients.
- 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
Step 2: Prepare the Biscuits According to the Directions.
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!
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. ;)
Step 4: Making the Gravy.
Leave all the fat and yummy bits in the pan. Turn down the heat to medium and throw in 3 tablespoons of flour and begin to whisk.
If the flour starts balling up, you don't have enough fat. Bring out the butter! I used what I had left - which was 2 tablespoons. It did the job nicely.
Keep whisking the flour and butter until the mixture turns light brown. Now, add your milk. I used three cups.
Once the milk is in, it's just lots of whisking and waiting. You can speed it up by turning up the heat, but you'll need to whisk like a madman. Burnt gravy is a bad, bad, bad thing. :(
Make sure not to walk away during this part. You need to stick with it, whisking and scraping down the sides. After a few minutes, it will thicken up.
The general rule for the gravy is 1 tablespoon of flour to every cup of milk, just in case you'd like to make less or more. :D
Step 5: Finishing the Gravy.
Once the gravy has thickened, add a good amount of ground black pepper. Then, crumble one of the sausage patties and throw it in.
Continue whisking until it is as thick as you like.
Step 6: How to Eat Biscuits and Gravy.
This is how I believe you should do it.
Step 1 - Crumble biscuits onto a plate. (I used three.)
Step 2 - Slather them with gravy. (Jace says I use more gravy than biscuits. It's true.)
Step 3 - Put a couple of pieces of sausage on the top.
Step 4 - Drown the whole thing in black pepper.
Step 5 - Lick the plate clean and then clean up the kitchen.
Step 6 - Go for a walk or something to offset all those calories you just consumed. :D
How do you eat your biscuits and gravy? If there's not a debate about this I'll be surprised. :P