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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:26 am

UrlachersOranjKleats wrote: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!

so you're not an onion soup fan then?

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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:53 pm

I need to come up with a way to incorporate bacon into biscuits and gravy.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:06 am

I don't know if it's a regional thing, but around here, any decent greasy diner would have a hamburger steak... hamburger patty, usually with grilled onions. I absolutely f*&king LOVE grilled onions. I've made dinners with almost the exact ingredients you mention, just in a little different order. A little onion soup mix, mixed up in the hamburger gives a pan-fried burger a little more flavor (since you're not gonna be putting it on a bun and covering it with condiments). I grill the onions first (in butter) and then cook the burgers in the leavings. The diner across from my parents' house has this. It's cheap as dirt and as good as any steak you're gonna get in a crappy diner.


Imp... I've made bacon to go with my biscuits and gravy. I then fry up my sausage in the leftover bacon grease. Makes awesome gravy. I don't see any reason you couldn't crumble up a little bacon in the gravy too. Would probably taste pretty f*&king good. Matter of fact, I got biscuits 'n gravy on the menu later this week. Might have to give it a go. I don't know that I'd go with straight bacon (my sister-in-law does though) but a mixture of sausage and bacon is making me drool as I write this. If I hadn't promised wifey meatloaf and mashed potatoes tomorrow, I might bump it up on the list.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:21 am

imprint3454 wrote:I need to come up with a way to incorporate bacon into biscuits and gravy.

that's simple

cook the bacon, let it cool, then crumble it into your biscuit dough ... along with tiny chunks of cheddar cheese ... joila ... bacon / cheddar biscuits to go with your gravy

the big issue here is to not overdo it with the additions, especially with the cheese, or the biscuits will lose their biscuit quality
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:27 am

Bacon cheddar biscuits sound f*&king awesome. I'm not sure they'd be awesome with gravy (just too many contrasting flavors and textures)... but then, who am I to doubt you? (I'm pretty sure you are personally responsible for about 20lbs. around my midsection.)
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:28 am

gaba wrote:I don't know if it's a regional thing, but around here, any decent greasy diner would have a hamburger steak... hamburger patty, usually with grilled onions. I absolutely f*&king LOVE grilled onions. I've made dinners with almost the exact ingredients you mention, just in a little different order. A little onion soup mix, mixed up in the hamburger gives a pan-fried burger a little more flavor (since you're not gonna be putting it on a bun and covering it with condiments). I grill the onions first (in butter) and then cook the burgers in the leavings. The diner across from my parents' house has this. It's cheap as dirt and as good as any steak you're gonna get in a crappy diner.

the diners in my area, even the dives, cannot handle this seemingly simple dish ... you either get a bready meatloaf type thing or simply a standard hamburger without the bun

now when I was in tech school in the USAF, there was a mom and pop place right near the base that had the wonderful hamburger steak you reference ... thick, flavorful, topped with a mixture of carmelized onions and jalapeno peppers, with a side of mashed potatoes and mexicorn, with fresh cornbread rolls on the side ... that with iced tea might set you back a whopping $5 ... if you had it for lunch, you didn't end up hungry for dinner as it was a satisfying meal that stuck with you
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:31 am

gaba wrote:Bacon cheddar biscuits sound f*&king awesome. I'm not sure they'd be awesome with gravy (just too many contrasting flavors and textures)... but then, who am I to doubt you?
it works

you can use different cheese other than cheddar ... the key is to go light on the cheese as you don't want so much of it that it bubbles through the dough and leaves you with flat greasy biscuits ... used in the right dosage, you end up with little wonderful cheesy bits inside a nice fluffy biscuit

you'll have to experiment to get the portions right

gaba wrote:(I'm pretty sure you are personally responsible for about 20lbs. around my midsection.)
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:34 pm

I've got an old classmate that's a cop. He worked an accident last night where a cow was hit by a truck. All I could think was... I bet that'd make some tender steaks.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Fri May 14, 2010 2:19 pm

so, if anyone is interested in alternative biscuits and gravy, think mini sandwiches and gravy

for example, after you make the biscuits and gravy, slice the biscuits in half and make a sandwich of say, leftover steak ... sliced ... then pour the gravy over the top of your biscuit sandwich

since KFC has been in the news lately, I remembered leftover fried chicken works for this as well ... slice the biscuit in half, place leftover fried chicken bits as your biscuit sandwich filling, then smother in the sausage gravy ... want to know the real cool part of this option? makes your entire plate of biscuits and gravy taste like a country fried steak
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sat May 15, 2010 5:19 am

I had to stop reading thisiswhyyourefat.com because it gave me too many bad ideas. Haven't tried it yet, but I was thinking a nice savory bacon and jalepeno gravy over a biscuit stuffed with sliced smoked sausage and egg... maybe cheese. Then of course, covered in honey and rooster sauce.

I've been kind of addicted to rooster sauce lately. Discovered it accidentally. It's hot like tabasco, but with a slightly different flavor. The ingredients are almost exactly the same, so I don't know what it is that makes it taste kind of asian to me, maybe it's just power of suggestion. (The bottle's covered in chinese letters so it must taste asian... ?) It's also thicker... almost like ketchup... and comes in a squeeze bottle. Easier to control than most hot sauce. Awesome stuff. Don't know why I've never had it before.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sat May 15, 2010 8:07 pm

Just watching 'Man Vs. Food' is Saget and the Grizzlies ballpark for what is dubbed 'Baseballs Best Burger'

It's a half pound bacon cheese burger served on grilled Kispy Kream donuts.


But wait, that's not it......they also have.......

Philly Cheese-steak Nachos, I'm on their website buying tickets right now.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sun May 16, 2010 8:22 am

DaDitka wrote:It's a half pound bacon cheese burger served on grilled Kispy Kream donuts.
I've actually made something similar, because one of the minor league baseball parks in my area started serving them

my burger is only 1/3 pound, cheese, 3 strips of bacon and a fried egg ... my personalized breakfast burger ... similar to what you see in this picture:

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oh, and I only use 1 donut, cut in half, glazed side in, instead of 2 donuts


DaDitka wrote:But wait, that's not it......they also have.......

Philly Cheese-steak Nachos, I'm on their website buying tickets right now.
hmmmmmmm ... that does sound tasty
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 17, 2010 9:14 am

We have a pub here in town that serves philly cheesesteak nachos and they are f a n t a s t i c.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 8:25 am

so, what is your favorite breakfast cereal?

I don't eat a lot of cereal, but during the summer, it is generally the most regular breakfast food on work days

I eat a wide variety too ... some of the flakes and fruit versions are really good ... and of course the old standby fav, Cheerios ... but I have found myself really really liking something primarily marketed for folks much younger than me - Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 9:00 am

Plain 'ol Captain Crunch is my favorite. Cinnamon Life is the runner up.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 11:19 am

I am a big fan of Cap'n Crunch as well. I also like Honey Bunches of Oats w/Almonds. I can do Peanut Butter Crunch as well. Like eating cereal dry as a snack.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 11:35 am

I'm with you both on Cap'n Crunch, but I haven't eaten it as a cereal in quite some time ... I munch it as a dry snack ... it works well mixing it with mini pretzels and salted peanuts ...
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 11:39 am

Cap'n Crunch or Raisin Bran... or whatever weird cereal wifey picked out and decided she didn't like. At 6am, I'm not a picky eater. I just wanna shove some food in my head and go back to sleep.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 2:10 pm

so who likes bacon?

here is a weird bacon recipe for you, for a tasty but odd mashed potato side dish ... and I think this is a boris original, but I have no problem sharing

peel and put some spuds on to boil ... quantity is up to you as to how much mashed potatoes you want ... when potatoes are done, mash them as you see fit ... I use the standard butter, milk, salt and pepper, along with a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese

I had a couple of apples that had started getting kind of soft, so I peeled them, cut away the brown bits and sliced them ... then I tossed them in a skillet with some butter and cinnamon ... when done, removed from skillet into a bowl and set aside

take 6 slices of bacon and cut into chunks ... toss into skillet and cook ... drain grease from the pan and add apples back in along with a bit of butter ... stir until well mixed

put your mashed spuds on your plate, top with some of the nice apple/bacon stuff, and serve with whatever main dish (broiled chicken was ours)

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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 2:20 pm

I had a get together on Saturday night and one of the couples that came over actually brough this stuff over.

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This....is the ONLY time I don't like bacon.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 3:25 pm

Cap'n Crunch is also good as a coating for fried chicken or pork chops. Crunch it up, dip your chicken or chops in whatever you use, milk and/or eggs and roll in crunch and fry as you like. Gives it a sweeter taste.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 3:38 pm

My wife has done that with Frosted Flakes before. It was just OK.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 9:24 pm

It is good with corn flakes as well. I have also tried French onion Sun Chips. It didn't work so well.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Bring on the Corn Pops for this guy.
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Mon May 24, 2010 10:57 pm

Even when they're fresh Corn Pops taste stale and rubbery to me.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:01 am

gaba wrote:Even when they're fresh Corn Pops taste stale and rubbery to me.


sounds like you dug into a box of packing peanuts instead of cereal


the absolute WORST cereal I have ever tried is Grape Nuts ... like eating a bowl of gravel
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:21 pm

Nah, I just like my cereal crunchy. Even when it's good corn pops are not crunchy. It's kinda like pouring milk over cheese-puffs. (Although not in taste of course.) I kind of like grape nuts. I think of them more as a topping than a cereal though. They're kind of nice in yogurt or with some fruit mixed in.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:24 am

I have recently discovered Fruit Loops with Marshmallows. Those things are pretty damn good...
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:06 pm

Time for some this weekend I think.
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Re: Biscuits and gravy

Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:02 pm

Good call, I had some basic b/g last week, made sure to throw in a healthy dose of ground red pepper.
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