June 8, 2012

Gramp's Biscuits & Gravy


There's a few smells and tastes that remind me of home, and there's nothing quite like your Grandfather's Biscuits & Gravy to bring you back. They say a lot of our traditions are built around food and the dinner table, and this for sure is one of those meals. 

I grew up listening to my Gramps whistle while he cooked this dish up for breakfast for the masses. It took me a while to get it down, but after years of watching him and with a little help from the man himself I am now happy to make this for my own family. 

This is not a healthy breakfast what so ever. But it's good, oh so good. And that's all that really matters right? You can work it off later.  ;)

Here's what you'll need:
1 lb. pork sausage (I like Jimmy Dean)
2 tablespoons Wondra Flour (found in the baking aisle)
12 inch skillet

Here's what you do:

Cook up your sausage in the 12 inch skillet, make it into crumbles like ground beef. When sausage is cooked through add your milk to the skillet, add enough milk to skim the top of the sausage. You'll fill pretty much the entire skillet at this point with milk. Stir together, and then add your 2 tablespoons of Wondra Flour. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. 

While you sausage mixture is coming to a boil prepare the biscuits using the Bisquick recipe on the box, but instead of using a biscuit cutter drop the batter by table spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for the time it says on the box, usually 10 minutes. 

While biscuits are cooking continue stirring your sausage mixture till it thickens, this process will probably take the longest. I usually hold off on making my biscuits till I see this has started to boil. You can prepare the batter but just don't throw them the oven. 

If you need to thicken your sauce still add more Wondra flour to the mixture till it's thickened to your liking. 

Plate hot, and serve. It's pretty good, you're family will love you for this one! 


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