Nathan’s Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy

As the title suggests I give all credit for my ability to cook biscuits and gravy to our good friend Nathan. I made a few modifications to his original recipe and that’s what you will see below.

Time: 30-40 minutes if you do them at the same time

Skill Level: Easy 

Amount: 12 biscuits and about 4 cups of gravy (If you like a lot of gravy, and thick gravy, it’s not enough for all 12 biscuits)

You need:

buiscuits and gravy ingredients

Biscuits

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 4 Tbl of soild fat; butter, lard, bacon fat, etc…. (I use butter)
  • Large sour cream

Gravy

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 cups of whole milk (MUST BE whole milk)
  • 1/2 -1 Tbl seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Do this:

Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, and sugar
  3. Add the solid fat by crumbling it into the bowl. With butter I just cut it into tiny squares and add it. MUCH easier. Try not to let your fat melt before adding. 
  4. Add the whole container of sour cream and mix with a fork and then by hand to get all the flour incorporated. This will be a very sticky wet dough. 
  5. Spray a baking sheet
  6. Using spoons, make large balls out of your dough and plop them on your baking sheet. You should get 12 balls.
  7. Bake until full cooked through and golden brown (20-25 minutes)

pre-cooked biscuits

Gravy

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add sausage, break it apart into small pieces with spatula. Cook until fully cooked through.
  3. Reduce the heat to med-low and sprinkle flour on little by little to allow sausage to soak up.
  4. Once all the flour is in continue to cook for 1 minute
  5. Pour in milk and mix
  6. While stirring often, cook the gravy until it thickens (15-20 minutes) Gravy will thicken a lot once off the heat. Keep in mind while reducing down.If it gets too thick you can add more milk.
  7. Add seasoning salt, pepper, and cayenne.

cooked biscuits and gravy

biscuits and gravy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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