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Friday, May 4, 2012

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

A family favorite... Sausage Gravy!

This really isn't a recipe exactly... more like a list of "to-dos..."

1. Get yourself some high quality pork sausage. Here's why it's a good idea in the first place. Besides all of THAT, you need to do it because you don't want your sausage to have too much fat cooking off because then you would have to drain it and that would be messy and take too long and frankly it's just gross. It's better if whatever cooks out of the meat just stays there in the pan because it will help make your gravy really yummers.

2. Gather up the ingredients: pork sausage, flour, milk, seasonings.

3. Brown the pork sausage in a large pan (preferably one with higher sides). As the meat is cooking, add spices/seasonings that your family might enjoy. We like sage, thyme, maybe a bit of garlic or paprika or oregano. We also like this stuff. And of course salt and pepper. This is really "to taste."

4. Once everything is cooked, sprinkle some flour over the meat, enough to coat it thoroughly. Don't use too much so that everything looks white... It should just be an even layer on the meat, soaked up by the fat drippings that remain in the pan.

5. Pour milk over the meat until just covering all the crumbles.

6. Cook until it starts to bubble and thicken up. Stir.

7. While that is going on, make yourself some biscuits. We like these. Or you could also fry up some hash brown potatoes.

8. Scramble some eggs and then the most important part: smother everything with gravy.  (At least that's how my husband likes it.)

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