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Biscuits and gravy

Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:04 pm

Thank you Boris for this. It has to be the one thing I bring over with me.


Just because I know the title alone will drive some total batshit


I prefer making my own sausage gravy ... I start with 1 schlong each of Jimmy Dean regular and hot (or whatever other brand you prefer as long as 1 mild and 1 hot) ... brown until crumbly ... remove sausage from pan ... add 1 tablespoon garlic and 2 tablespoons butter ... stir over medium heat ... add 1 cup milk and stir until bubbly ... add 4 tablespoons flour and additional 1 and 1/2 cup milk ... salt and pepper to taste ... as gravy thickens, add sausage back in ... stir over low heat until thick and yummy ... serve over fresh biscuits (made however the hell you want)

I then top wth some honey and a healthy dose of Tabasco Sauce
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:07 pm

I dont think this needs to be a sticky. If we want biscuits and gravy we should have to look for it.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:49 pm

You're right, biscuits and gravy shouldn't be sticky. If you add honey though, there may be no avoiding it.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:03 am

Where is that damn finger smilie when I need it. :D
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:22 am

Right here rock...

:fuwave:


... and have a second helping on me.


:fuwave:






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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:17 pm

BUUUUURRRRRRP errrr I mean bump
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:12 pm

Mmmmm... that sounds pretty good about now. I'm gonna have to go shopping anyway. Might as well pick up some supplies while I'm at it.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:49 am

I made a variation of my gravy for the party buffet we had a week or so ago ... one of our friends had deer sausage, which I combined with some pork and browned in a skillet, while roasting fresh jalapenos in the oven

when the sausage was done, the jalapenos were chopped and added ... this combo gave a wonderful spicy smoky flavor to the finished gravy

there were no leftovers
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Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:37 pm

Tears... dammit I'm CRYING! That sound truly awesome wink. Wish I knew where to get some deer meat now.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:01 pm

gaba wrote:Tears... dammit I'm CRYING! That sound truly awesome wink. Wish I knew where to get some deer meat now.

"Wink" dont you mean boris. Yea i miss him too.
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Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:08 pm

Wow, that's weird.
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Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:03 pm

gaba wrote:Wow, that's weird.
see there?

not enough biscuits and gravy can lead to senility ... you have been warned
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Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:54 pm

I would say I was tired, but it was 2 in the afternoon. Although... I'm far more awake at 2AM. I probably got up from a nap before I posted that.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:55 am

its been a long time so here we go again
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:44 am

Rockbear99 wrote:its been a long time so here we go again


I made my last batch with mixed game sausage from a co-worker of the wife who went on a hunting vacation ... it contained deer, elk and wild boar ... and it was yummy
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:58 am

is wild boar pretty much a variant of a pork flavor or did it have a different kind of texture
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:37 am

UrlachersOranjKleats wrote:is wild boar pretty much a variant of a pork flavor or did it have a different kind of texture
well, since it was all ground together into sausage, I really couldn't tell you other than the end result with the sausage was pretty much perfection

maybe I can get a wild boar roast from him and find out more about that specifically ... my guess is it will be basically pork, but with a minor difference or 2
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:28 am

I must have sh*t for brains tonight. Ever since I read Noots notes every comment seems to come back to Peppers and BM. Even my last batch of biscuits and gravy...

TIP... read labels carefully.
I usually do the shopping and I usually buy big bottles of Frank's Red Hot sauce. This time around, I asked my wife to pick some up for me. Unable to find Frank's (???) she came home with (by sheer dumb luck) a very good and similar imported brand. Unfortunately (as I discovered after my first bite of leftovers the morning after this last batch) the new bottle is very similar in size and shape to a bottle of habanero sauce I'd forgotten I still had. I don't know about you guys, but I use my habanero sauce sparingly... but when I use regular hot sauce (which I thought I had) I tend to pour it on generously. Much like the moment when you realize you don't have time to stop before that car ahead of you... the first gluttonous bite hadn't quite touched my lips before I noticed the searing heat from the habanero sauce literally dripping off the biscuits and gravy. Sadly, my brain didn't register this observation in time to stop me. In a fit of ravenous hunger I swallowed that first bite with only a couple token chews. As the chunk of fiery deliciousness reached my throat my entire head was engulfed in flames. Milk, cheese, saltines... nothing quenched the burning that seemed to cover me from my ears to my belt.

Of course... I couldn't let those delicious biscuits and gravy go to waste, so I suffered through the rest of the serving rather than throw it away. It was the most delicious torment I've ever endured.





So, what does that have to do with Peppers and BM? Do I really need to explain it? (ouuuu-ch)
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:26 am

gaba wrote:
So, what does that have to do with Peppers and BM? Do I really need to explain it? (ouuuu-ch)

You need two popsicles, one for each end?
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:24 pm

Wow. That's rough Gaba. Way to man up though and finish your plate!
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:27 pm

gaba wrote:I usually do the shopping and I usually buy big bottles of Frank's Red Hot sauce. This time around, I asked my wife to pick some up for me. Unable to find Frank's (???) she came home with (by sheer dumb luck) a very good and similar imported brand. Unfortunately (as I discovered after my first bite of leftovers the morning after this last batch) the new bottle is very similar in size and shape to a bottle of habanero sauce I'd forgotten I still had. I don't know about you guys, but I use my habanero sauce sparingly... but when I use regular hot sauce (which I thought I had) I tend to pour it on generously. Much like the moment when you realize you don't have time to stop before that car ahead of you... the first gluttonous bite hadn't quite touched my lips before I noticed the searing heat from the habanero sauce literally dripping off the biscuits and gravy. Sadly, my brain didn't register this observation in time to stop me. In a fit of ravenous hunger I swallowed that first bite with only a couple token chews. As the chunk of fiery deliciousness reached my throat my entire head was engulfed in flames. Milk, cheese, saltines... nothing quenched the burning that seemed to cover me from my ears to my belt.
:rofl:

I cannot help but laugh at your pain

oh here ... let me add to your pain:

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:30 pm

At least some good came of it. I'm glad I could amuse you.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:33 pm

... also, I've found that biscuits and gravy lends itself quite nicely to extremes of heat. I wouldn't go with straight habanero sauce again, but maybe Frank could use a little more heat.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:39 pm

I always chuck about a handful of ground cayenne on my B&G
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:44 pm

I just get the spicy sausage, but I can't overdo it because wifey doesn't like hot stuff. I have to season most of my food after it's done. That's the great thing about the honey and hot sauce on biscuits and gravy. I can make a meal that wifey loves, and still get my hot 'n spicy fix. I have been ramping up the spice on her a little at a time though.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:20 pm

gaba wrote:That's the great thing about the honey and hot sauce on biscuits and gravy.
you're welcome

as I recall, when I first posted that you thought I was whacked ... well, I may very well be whacked, but I know what works in the kitchen

and I have the same issues you do ... my wife also does not do the extra spicy so I too have to either make 2 versions of the dish (too much of a pain in the ass) or simply ramp up the heat on my serving after it is made, which works well enough
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:05 pm

I definitely thought you were nuts but you convinced me to give it a try and I can't eat biscuits and gravy without it. I definitely didn't need it tonight though (still used it anyway). Talking about it made me NEED biscuits and gravy tonight. I've been cheating a bit and using instant pancake mix instead of plain flour. I was out of flour the first time I tried it and I think it gives it a slightly more flavorful gravy. Tonight, I ramped up the heat a bit more than I thought I'd get away with. I minced up a small jalapeno and mixed it in. I also made bacon and added the grease to the sausage. I've had trouble getting enough fat to make good gravy (wifey doesn't like too much sausage in it) so I've had to use butter in the past but the bacon works so much better. I considered crumbling up some bacon in the gravy but my girls are bacon fiends and I never have any to spare. Even with the concessions I have to make for wifey's tastes, I have to say this was easily the best batch of gravy I've ever made.


Added bonus... I'm not sure exactly what ingredients are in the instant pancake mix, but it seems to mix easier than regular flour. It took no effort at all to get it mixed into the fat.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:58 am

There is corn starch in it...that helps it mix better.
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Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:05 am

since this came up in another thread, I figured it should be shared here since this is the closest to a recipe/food thread we have ... something one of my aunts introduced me too a long time ago

she would make a pot of good savory onion soup ... and she then would fire up a skillet with some butter and Worcestershire Sauce ... and in that skillet would fry small quarter sized burgers ... they don't take long since they are wee little burgers ... she then would ladle some of her wonderful onion soup into a bowl, slide in a few of those mini burgers, top with some grated cheese and serve with fresh bread on the side

it was simply perfect

I loved my aunt ... and I spent many of my young developing years learning from her that experimenting in the kitchen is a good thing

now, making onion soup can be a pain in the ass but I have a quick recipe that is just fine

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
2 medium large onions (1 Vidalia, 1 standard yellow is ideal)
2 cans beef broth
1/2 cup water
1 package McCormick Au Jus Gravy
4 slices french bread
grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe

peel and quarter onions, then thinly slice each quarter

mix Au Jus gravy with 1/2 cup water in a small bowl, and set aside

melt butter in a 2 quart pot and add onions ... cook until onions are tender and almost translucent ... add broth and Au Jus mixture ... bring to boil ... reduce to simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes

place bread slices on a cookie sheet, top with cheese, and place under broiler until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned

ladle soup into bowls (add some of the mini burgers if you made them) ... top with the cheesy bread and serve

the mini burgers are simple ... ground beef made into quarter sized patties, browned in a skillet with butter and Worcestershire Sauce (turn only once) ... they don't take long because they are small
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:08 am

I dig diced onions and onion as a complimentary flavor, but the texture and taste of an onion as a primary part of a dish I don't enjoy at all. Although you do a great job of making it sound good!
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