Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

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Embark on a breakfast journey with the ultimate comfort food – Biscuits and Gravy. Immerse yourself in the heartiness of Buttermilk Biscuits smothered in a creamy, flavorful sausage gravy, creating a morning delight that lingers with you throughout the day.

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Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

A Southern Classic with Enduring Charm

Biscuits and Gravy have earned their stripes as a breakfast staple, celebrated with a dedicated week in September and recognized on December 14th and February 21st. Originating in the South, this comforting dish became a culinary necessity for workers seeking a budget-friendly and sustaining meal for their laborious days. Over time, it has transcended regional boundaries, becoming a cherished breakfast tradition nationwide. In our household, the love for this classic morning fare knows no bounds, and the joy lies in the fact that we can relish it without stepping out.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

Ingredients

Buttermilk Biscuits:

Whether opting for store-bought convenience or the satisfaction of homemade goodness, biscuits are the cornerstone of this dish. Check out our recommended buttermilk biscuits recipe for an extra layer of flavor.

Sausage:

Ground pork takes center stage, infused with a medley of seasonings that elevate its taste. The same flavorful blend used in breakfast patties imparts a savory essence that could make this a daily indulgence.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

Can I Prepare Biscuits and Gravy in Advance?

Absolutely! The gravy, a crucial component of this dish, proves versatile for storage. Allow it to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing. For refrigeration, store the gravy in an airtight container, ensuring freshness for up to five days. When ready to serve, warm it on the stove. Alternatively, freeze it for up to three months, thawing it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

Perfect Companions for Your Feast

While Biscuits and Gravy stand as a meal in themselves, sometimes a side complements the ensemble. Consider pairing this delightful dish with hash browns or eggs for a breakfast spread that caters to every craving.

Gravy Sans Sausage? Yes, Please!

For a lighter rendition without compromising flavor, explore the option of crafting the gravy without sausage. Alternatively, experiment with ground beef or turkey to introduce a different meaty dimension to the dish.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

Storing Wisdom for Leftovers

In the realm of leftovers, strategic storage is the key. If remnants linger, store biscuits and gravy separately. The gravy retains its glory in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Biscuits, ideally savored on the day of baking, maintain their allure for a couple of days at room temperature or nearly a week when refrigerated.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

Ingredients

Sausage:

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pound (453.6 g) ground pork

Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup (31 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups (612.5 g) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

For the Sausage:

  • In a small bowl, combine sage, salt, black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, and cloves. Mix well.
  • Place pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices. Mix well.
  • Saute in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned or the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

For the Gravy:

  • In the same skillet, melt butter, stirring to combine.
  • Sprinkle flour over the sausage mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add milk, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Cook and stir until thickened and hot.
  • Serve warm over freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.

Homestyle Elegance: Elevated Biscuits and Gravy Feast

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