DIY Restaurant-Style Biscuits and Gravy

By May 24, 2010Breakfast, Food, Kitchen, Neil, Recipes

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Ever have a craving for something that you know is not healthy for you? For me, sometimes that craving comes in the morning and the only fix is Biscuits and Gravy! Over the years, I’ve found that restaurant B&G is always hit or miss. It’s always either really good or really terrible, and there is no disappointment quite like a bad B&G. So what is the solution? Making them yourself at home where you can control the quality of the ingredients you use!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3-4 cups milk
  • 2 tblsp. sherry (optional)
  • salt and pepper

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1. Start by browning up the sausage and onion if used until onion is translucent and sausage is brown. Keep all of the drippings in the pan.  Remove from heat and strain drippings into the pan. You will need that flavor!

2. Add some flour and begin slowly adding milk and flour over medium-low heat as the gravy thickens. Once you have used all of your flour and milk and the gravy is a good consistency, add in the sausage and serve over biscuits immediately! (Makes enough for 8-10 biscuits)

Want to get extra crazy? Make your own homemade biscuits as well! We did and they were awesome!

These soft and powdery whole-wheat biscuits were beyond easy to make. Before this I’d always just grabbed a tube of pre-made dough from the grocery store. I can’t believe I didn’t try my own sooner. They were just as easy and completely worth the miniscule amount of extra effort.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups sifted whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 tblsp. butter or shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

1. Sift flour once and then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
2. Slice in the butter and rub it into the flour.
3. Very slowly add the milk and stir it until you form dough. Kneed the dough for about a half a minute and then roll it out on a rolling board 1/2 inch thick and then cut out your biscuit circles.
4. Cut biscuit circles (we used a mason jar as a round cutter) and place on a un-greased sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (Makes 12 biscuits)

Craving tamed. Sure, it’s not something you should eat every day, but indulging every now and then is what makes life great and worth enjoying! For more pics from the meal, check out our Flickr set.

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