Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pop's Lump Fee Country Breakfast Gravy

It's breakfast time! I looove breakfast time! My hubby's absolute favourite morning time meal has to be biscuits and gravy. My dad loved gravy too and was always in the kitchen (I swear he missed his calling) so its only natural that I learned a good recipe. Many people are afraid of homemade gravy as adding the flower can be a tricky, lumping mess. However, I'll show you a few tricks that make homemade gravy as easy, and far better, than any packaged variety.
So onto the fun!

Non Edibles
You will need a skillet, a spatula, and a measuring cup and spoon. Did I mention this was easy? One pan meal folks.

1 lb of ground sausage of choice (comes in tubes similar to ground beef)
2 tbs of butter
2 to 4 tbs of flower
1.5 to 2 cups of milk
A good tbs of pepper
Salt to taste.
6 Biscuits

The How To
To start, throw your biscuits in the oven and your sausage in the pan.
Once your sausage is nice and browned, it's time to make the gravy. Now, to avoid annoying lumps, start by adding the butter and 2 tbs of flower directly to the pan. This is basically making a rou that is spread over the sausage. Once you've got the rou sufficiently mixed in, add your milk. You have some freedom here dedepending on how you like your sausage to gravy ratio. Add pepper and other seasonings to taste and let simmer until it thickens. You can add more flower as necessary (I find I don't need to add much more. Generally maybe 2 tbs more).
Once the gravy is thinkend and the biscuits are golden brown, it's time to dig in!
What a great and simple way to start the day.

If you have left overs, simply serve over toast at dinner for what my family lovingly calls SOS (S@#$ On a Shingle).

Enjoy and happy munching!