How to Make Biscuits and Gravy Like a Southerner
When you know how to make biscuits and gravy, breakfast will never be the same again!
If you’re searching for a hearty and comforting breakfast dish, you’ve got to learn how to make biscuits and gravy. It’s made-from-scratch comfort food at its finest.
Growing up in the South, hearty homemade breakfasts are a way of life. For every sleepover, visitor and special occasion, my mom would prepare a breakfast buffet full of fresh biscuits, waffles, frittatas, quiche, fruit and other country-kitchen breakfast classics.
Why does this dish hold such a special place in so many Southerners’ hearts? It probably has something to do with how quick and easy everything comes together. Using just one pan, cook the sausage, create a roux, wait for the gravy to thicken—then feast.
How to Make Biscuits and Gravy
This contest-winning biscuits and gravy recipe comes from Sue Baker in Arkansas. She promises this breakfast will take you on a trip to the South every time it’s served!
- 1/4 pound pork sausage
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 – 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/4 – 1-1/3 cup whole milk
- Warm biscuits
Step 1: Brown the meat
Using a small skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no long pink; drain.
Step 2: Make a roux
Add butter to skillet and heat until it is melted. Add the flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until incorporated. Add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, continuing to stir until the mixture thickens.
Step 3: Serve over warm biscuits
Once the gravy thickens to your desired consistency, serve immediately over biscuits. There are countless ways to make homemade biscuits, but this fluffy, flaky biscuit recipe is a great starting point.