I love a hearty breakfast, weekend or weekday. Anyone who knows me can attest to that. You know that line on Gone With the Wind when Scarlett says something to the effect of “Ashley told me he likes a girl with a healthy appetite.” And Mammy says “What gentlemen says and what they thinks is two different things.” I don’t know why that reminds me of me eating breakfast. It really has nothing to do with biscuits and gravy. But the amount of them I can put down in the morning is impressive. Or is it that it just feels that way when you’re finished? Regardless, I love that feeling. Comfort food at it’s finest. They’re so good! Don’t judge me.
As organic as possible:
1 pound Spicy ground pork breakfast Sausage (*you can do any ground breakfast sausage)
3 Tbsp flour
2 1/2 – 3 cups milk divided (whole or 2%)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp granulated onion
8-10 Biscuits, baked to golden perfection (homemade or store bought)
In a large skillet, brown the sausage. If you didn’t use spicy sausage (which is highly recommended), I suggest adding a few red pepper flakes. I just love how the heat cuts through the gravy and gives it a little depth. When the meat is browned, there should be a little fat left in the skillet. Add the flour and let it cook a couple minutes. Pour in about 1 cup of the milk, stirring gently until it starts to thicken, add about 1 1/2 cups more. Add the salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and granulated onion. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your preference. (Side note: I usually add more black pepper because I like to see the flecks on the top. It’s totally a childhood thing.)
If you find the gravy is too thick for your liking add another 1/2 cup of milk. If it’s not thick enough add a teaspoon of flour… gravy can be so forgiving.
Here’s where it gets personal. I have another childhood habit of tearing my biscuit into pieces and spooning the gravy on the top. Some people keep their biscuits whole and spoon the gravy on like snow on a mountain. Owen likes to cut his biscuit in half (horizontally) and place the gravy on both halves. As far as I’m concerned there is no right or wrong way (or amount 😉 ). Just enjoy yourself one of life’s simple pleasures.