We love Sausage Gravy. No, I mean we really love it. We have it every Christmas morning thanks to my brother’s brilliance in marrying Linda and bringing her into the family. I think the recipe was part of her dowry. I make it on the 4th of July before all the festivities start. You can leave it on the stove or in a crock pot for quite awhile so anyone can eat when hungry. Have a basket of biscuits close by and you are set. I make it for my favorite nephew, and 4th son, when he’s going fishing with his uncle.
The recipe couldn’t be any easier or faster, just don’t forget to cook the flour for a bit or it will taste like flour. Blah! My brother likes his on toast, Greg likes it on bagels, I’ve served it on fried potatoes, people like it in a bowl, over croutons. As you can see, this is the definitive breakfast recipe.
I feel like Dr. Seuss: I do like Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, I do. I will eat them in a boat, I will eat them on a moat. You get the idea.
Actual amounts will only be hinted at:
Brown 1 pound of Jimmy Dean Sausage. Drain.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in the same pan. Stir in 1/2 cup flour. Cook for approximately 3 minutes. Gradually add 2 cups milk, stirring constantly. It should thicken nicely. You are in control of how thick or thin you like your gravy. Add or subtract milk accordingly.
Add S & P to taste.
I also add crushed red pepper flakes if there are no delicate palates present.
Add the browned sausage .
Let the flavors marry and then serve on baking powder biscuits.
* From the Recipe Box:
Thanks to Linda, this is now a Christmas morning tradition. It couldn’t be easier. I use Pillsbury biscuits, because I can’t make them any better. This is probably enough for 4 people. Just do the math and you too can serve a multitude.
and remember what else Dr. Seuss said: Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. Big kiss, Lynn