Gravy is an essential part of many warm, home-cooked dinners; Southern biscuits, mashed potatoes, and chicken-fried steak just wouldn’t be the same without it. But what about breakfast? Scratch-made sausage gravy over biscuits makes a delicious and filling savory breakfast.
If you’ve been using store-bought gravy, consider learning to make your own from scratch (the premade version tends to be loaded with salt and preservatives). The basic process of making gravy is simple; make a roux by mixing equal parts flour and fat (in this case, the fat from the sausage), add any extra meat flavor that you have, deglaze the pan with a liquid, and season the gravy, whisking and stirring as you go.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-make sausage gravy recipe to serve alongside buttermilk biscuits, we’ve got one that you should try; it develops good flavor from the sausage fat and is balanced nicely by creamy milk, buttermilk, and cheese.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.