I love breakfast foods – especially the savory types. And, I love breakfast foods anytime of the day but I actually like them more for lunch or dinner.
One of my all-time favorite breakfast anytime foods is biscuits and gravy.
Now, for some, they might have the time to make biscuits from scratch. But, biscuits and gravy is a meal that I can get finished in the time it takes to bake the biscuits.
Seriously. These biscuits are tasty and puff up to a nice size. Two biscuits cut in half gives you a really large portion. And they’re super easy!
I usually buy a spicier type but I was making this for my kiddos and they like the mild much more than the spicy varieties.
After the sausage has cooked thoroughly, I sprinkle a tablespoon of flour. Be sure that the flour cooks all the way. You don’t want the taste of raw flour in your gravy…..ew.
So, while others might give you an exact recipe with an amount of flour and milk and how much you need to add….but…..I have found that a lot depends on the sausage that you are using and how much gravy you want to have when finished. I usually add a cup of milk at a time. Stir frequently. And be sure to get all of those cooked on bits of sausage scraped up off of the bottom of the pan. Your gravy should thicken up soon-ish because of the flour. This is when it becomes kind of fun to develop your own recipe. Do you need more milk? Should you add more flour next time? Try a different sausage. Do you get the same results?
I promise you, you will know when your gravy is ready. It will look ready. It will smell ready. And after a generous amount of black pepper (because I need a generous amount of black pepper in my gravy), it will be ready to pour on your lovely biscuits.
Doesn’t that just look delicious? And, it’s so easy. It really is. Sometimes, I like to make a double batch of biscuits just so I have more biscuits ready for snacking during the rest of the week. (My girls love biscuits with some jelly or jam.)
What is your favorite breakfast-for-anytime meal? Are you a biscuits and gravy fan, too?