Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sausage Gravy

Our middle daughter LOVES biscuits and gravy. She requests it often. I only make it on occasion but she is always thrilled when I do. I hear... "This is sooo good!" I have tried different varieties but have found that this basic recipe from Southern Living is our favorite. Instead of homemade biscuits, we went for the Pillsbury GRANDS for our dinner tonight! YUM!
Sausage Gravy ( Adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking) 

3/4 lb ground pork sausage - or less
1/4 cup flour 
2 cups half and half or milk 
salt to taste 
1/2 tsp pepper 

 Brown sausage in large skillet, stirring til it crumbles. Drain sausage on paper towels. Southern Living suggests to reserve 1/2 cup of drippings in skillet and whisking flour into drippings only - over medium high heat for 3 minutes til brown. I often make my sausage ahead of time so I didn't do this tonight. I just started off whisking my flour slowly into my milk forming a paste,slowly adding milk to avoid lumps. Continue to whisk over medium-high heat. Whisk constantly so it doesn't stick. Add sausage, stirring constantly - til thick and bubbly. Add salt and pepper. Serve with biscuits. *If too runny, can always add a little more flour and if too thick - can always add more milk. You will just have to add more salt if you do this - gravy has to have just the right amount of salt. *I use this amount of sausage but usually double the gravy portion for our family

1 comment:

Val said...

I love biscuits and gravy! I will make this soon! Happy Monday!