When Scott and I first started dating he kept raving about how one of his favorite things to have for breakfast was biscuits covered in sausage gravy. At the time I didn’t really like sausage, so I couldn’t share the excitement. One of my favorite parts of our relationship is that we push each other to try new things and accept certain things we didn’t think liked before. I introduced him to liking mushrooms and he’s introduced me into liking a lot of things, one being breakfast sausage! I figured out how to make this recipe based on how I would make a turkey gravy for thanksgiving or any thick cream sauce. You pretty much need a fat and a liquid and you thicken it by making a roux and ta-dah!!! You have a gravy.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 pound sausage removed from casing (you can use Jimmy Dean sausage in regular, hot or even sage or buy the loose sausage from the meat counter)
1 1/2 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 cup milk
Green onions sliced for garnish (optional)
Your choice of biscuits
Bake biscuits as directed on packaging.
While biscuits bake, heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Begin to brown the sausage. Sprinkle flour over when sausage is cooked and browned. Stir sausage and flour mixture and let the flour cook out for a few minutes. Slowly add milk and whisk scraping all those lovely brown flavor bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to low and let thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with green onions and serve over warm biscuits.