Sausage Gravy!

Sausage gravy is an old southern favorite we have been making and eating for years and it's still a family favorite at our house! 

 Sometime when I plan recipes to make and post,  I tend to forget some of the simple and most loved favorites, just because they are not all that impressive or pretty!  I tend to think about the three layer cakes or the pretty salads and such!   Sometime the simple things, like sausage gravy, are the things people will actually be more likely to make!  

I was asked about a recipe for sausage gravy a few weeks ago and it just dawned on me that I hadn't posted one for it!   When I do post this sort of thing, I will always get comments like,  "Who needs a recipe for that?"  "Doesn't everybody know how to make that?" 

Well,  as a matter of fact, they do not know, especially, nowadays.   More and more people just don't learn to cook or they don't have anyone who taught them to cook.   It is always so gratifying to me when someone writes me and says I have helped them learn to cook better meals for their family!   

1 lb. breakfast sausage, browned
2 Tbs. reserved bacon drippings
1/3 cup flour
4 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

In a large skillet, brown 1 lb. of sausage.  Break it up in fairly small pieces.  Add the bacon drippings.  Don't skip this step, because your gravy won't be as good and sausage now, doesn't have enough grease in it to make gravy. 

  Add 1/3 cup flour to the browned meat and cook for about 1 - 2 minutes.   Be sure to break up any clumps.  

Pour in the milk in and whisk until smooth.  I prefer to use whole milk in this.   Bring up to a low boil, where bubbles just  start to form.    You need to stir this frequently, because it can stick to the pan.   Add the salt and pepper and stir.   It will continue to thicken as it cooks.

Pour up in a bowl when you are ready to serve!

Serve over homemade biscuits!    It's so yummy!

1 comment:

  1. This is how I make mine. All my life I have done it this way. Just like my momma.



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