Posted by: briellethefirst | January 26, 2011

Gravy for Biscuits


I just realized I have leftover bacon grease from the potatoes I made the other day, so I threw together some biscuits. While they’re in the oven I’ll make some milk gravy and in a few minutes have a really yummy, simple dinner and a warm kitchen.

Take 2 Tbsp bacon fat, butter or olive oil (we’re making a roux, so pay attention, this is how you start a lot of sauces) Once that’s melted take 2 Tbsp flour and mix over medium heat until it’s just slightly tan. You don’t need this gravy dark but you still don’t want it to taste of raw flour. Add pepper to taste and slowly add 1/2 c milk, stirring constantly to keep it blended. I use a fork, some people use a whisk or a spoon. Add enough milk to make the gravy as thick or thin as you like. Add bacon bits. When the biscuits come out of the oven cut them open, better liberally and slather with gravy.

You can sauté chopped or sliced onions in the oil before adding the flour. Garlic is good, too. Paprika can be fun to sprinkle on top. Experiment with seasonings. You can also leave the bacon bits out or substitute sausage, ham, salt pork or whatever you happen to have. If you want to make it seem more like a real meal fry up an egg as part of a British morning fry-up, serve with fried green tomatoes, a tossed salad, beans or soup. It’s good for breakfast or dinner and is obviously quick and can expand to serve a crowd.

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