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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Biscuits and Gravy

Regional dishes are always a treat to discover.  My husband discovered biscuits and gravy years ago on one of our adventures.  This dish is regional to the southern United States.  He loves them! Unfortunately he doesn't get them very often as I only make them a couple times a year.  It's not that they are difficult to make, it's more that they aren't exactly the healthiest breakfast. 

biscuits and gravy
My husband ordered biscuits and gravy with his breakfast at Carson Street Café.  The biscuits were light and fluffy, the gravy rich and creamy.  This is  very easy dish to make at home.  Use homemade biscuit mix or Bisquick Heart Smart™ baking mix (easy recipes*) for the biscuits .  Top the hot biscuits with white gravy.

White gravy is basically a thicker bechémal sauce made with the drippings from sausage, bacon or ground beef.  Brown the meat then remove from fry pan.  Drain the grease reserving about 1 tbsp of fat.  Heat then add about 2 tbsp of flour stirring constantly to form a roux.  While stirring, slowly pour in about 2 c of milk.  Continue stirring while cooking until the gravy is thickened.  Pour the gravy over hot biscuits.  Garnish with crumbled meat.  An alternative is to stir some of the crumbled meat into the gravy.

*[Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.]

3 food lovers commented:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

One son just loves this. He's also overweight... sigh.

BlogGirl said...

I haven't tried biscuits with gravy but since you mentioned it, I'll include it on my "discovered list" Thanks

Anonymous said...

It is funny but biscuits and gravy is not just a southern dish. I have eaten this dish my whole life. I live in NE Ohio. My parents and relatives come from eastern Pa. Red Eye Gravy (sausage gravy) and biscuits are sooooo good