When is Biscuits and Gravy Week?
Are there other related holidays? Yes!
What is this holiday for?
This Holiday is set aside for people to appreciate
the good homemade taste of biscuits & gravy. Take the tine to sit down to a hot breakfast and enjoy a nice breakfast. On National Biscuits and gray week, learn about the different types of gravy and try one of the out with some homemade bread. This page will give you some great gravy and bread recipes links that's just waiting to be piping hot on your dining room table.
Biscuits and Gravy in the South
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "Biscuits and gravy is a popular breakfast dish amongst people of the Southern United States." "It consists of buttermilk American biscuits covered in thick "country" or "white" gravy made from the drippings of cooked pork sausage, white flour, milk, and often bits of real sausage, bacon, ground beef, or other meat." "The gravy is often flavored with black pepper. In some parts of the South this is also called sawmill gravy." "The dish is best eaten soon after it is prepared, and is always served piping hot." "While biscuits and gravy generally refers to sausage gravy (as described above) there are regional variations on this gravy." "Egg gravy is one variant popular in southern Indiana." "It is made by scrambling eggs in bacon grease, then adding flour and milk to make gravy, and adding crumbled bacon back to the mixture." "Tomato gravy is white gravy mixed with crushed or diced tomatoes." documentation_license
Sausage Gravy / pictured above
Sausage and gravy is a traditional Southern breakfast dish.
After loose pork sausage is cooked in a pan and removed, a roux is formed by browning flour in the residual fat. Milk and seasonings, such as salt and pepper, are added to create a moderately thick gravy, to which the cooked sausage is added. Occasionally, ingredients such as cayenne pepper or a spicy sausage are used to make a more spicy gravy.
Sausage gravy is traditionally served over buttermilk biscuits, and accompanied by other typical Southern breakfast items such as fried eggs, sliced tomatoes and bacon.
Sausage Gravy Recipe
8 ounces breakfast sausage
2 tablespoons shortening or lard
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups milk
salt and pepper, to taste
dash cayenne pepper, optional
Cook sausage in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, stirring and breaking up with a spatula. With a slotted spoon, removed the browned crumbled sausage to a paper towel-lined plate. Add 2 tablespoons shortening, vegetable oil, or lard to the drippings in the skillet.
Add flour, stirring until blended and bubbling. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups milk; continue stirring and cooking until thickened and bubbly. Add the crumbled sausage. If too thick, add a little more milk. Taste and add salt and pepper. Stir in a dash of cayenne pepper, if desired.
Serve over hot split and buttered biscuits. Serve sliced tomatoes or fresh fruit with these, or serve as part of a bigger breakfast.
Chipped beef on toast