Saturday, May 11, 2013

Biscuits and Gravy

The pictures in this post are kind of blurry--I didn't realize my lens had butter on it. 
I love making breakfast on Saturdays. Waking up late, drinking coffee or bloody marys (maries?) on the couch, watching Inglorious Bastards yet again, and of course making something for breakfast from whatever happens to be in the fridge.
So what did I have today? Buttermilk, which I always seem to have lately. One leftover smoked chorizo...idea! Biscuits and gravy!
First, I made buttermilk biscuits.

Buttermilk Biscuits 

  • 1 cup melted butter 
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp white sugar 
  • 1 TB baking powder 
  • 1 tsp black powder
Pre-heat oven to 400. Grease a cookie sheet. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Round into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 25-30 min, or until golden brown. 


While the biscuits are baking, make the gravy. I made a bacon-and-chorizo gravy, but you can use any meat you'd like. 

Bacon and Chorizo Gravy 

  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1 chorizo sausage (or any kind of sausage), chopped 
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1/3 cup flour 
  • 2 cups milk (add more if needed to thin)
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch black pepper 
  • dash of hot sauce 
What to do 
Crisp the bacon and sausage in a skillet. Cook until a lot of the fat has rendered out. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently. until golden-colored (about 10 minutes). Then, add the flour. Cook in the fat for about five minutes. It should develop a sweet, nutty smell. Turn the burner off and pour in the milk. Stir around to get the bits off the bottom. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. 

Pour gravy over biscuits! I like to dribble some hot sauce over mine. 

Have this for breakfast, and you've eaten heartily enough to, say fight the Protestants. Walk from Galway to Kilkenney. Chase down a  wayward cow. Something like that. 
We, however, just sat around the house thinking of names for our new tadpoles. All four are now known as Wiggles. 

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