This is a simple blog from the mind of a simple guy who's rambling thoughts may, from time to time, need to spill over somewhere to keep "my cup from getting too full". Just remember, "You're riding a gravy train with biscuit wheels."
Yum! (And thanks)
Please forgive the ignorance of this culinary uneducated Englishman, but what, pray tell, constitutes "biscuits and gravy"?From whence I originate, biscuits are round or square things which one consumes with cups of tea. Gravy is a brown liquid served with roast meat, the juices of which form the basis of the gravy.As George Bernard Shaw once commented, "America and Britain, two countries separated by a common language".
Love biscuits and gravy. I could it eat every day. Course, I'd look like the good year blimp. I like mashed potato's and gravy also. And, lets not forget chicken fried steak, and gravy.
Kathi-welcome and thanks.Flier-I'd have a gravy IV if they'd let me.SS-Ah, my dear brother from across the pond. I wish I could just set you down to a big plate of biscuits and gravy and it would all be clear. Seriously though, in differnt parts of the US, the type of gravy may differ, but in the South(and I say that meaning we're the best part of the country)gravy served at breakfast is made from milk, flour, and some sort of grease-usually bacon or sausage. Then it's seasoned to taste with salt and pepper and applied GENEROUSLY over the top of what we call biscuits. I don't really know how to explain that except that it "shore ain't no cookie." Anyways, the quick explanation is this-take about 8 or 10 tbs of grease(sausage or bacon) and warm it up on low heat in a skillet, then add flour till it absorbs the grease and form a loose paste. Salt and pepper it some and slowly let it cook a bit. This is where the flavor comes from. Just before you think it may burn, add a couple cups of milk and continue to stir and cook slowly. After a while it will for a semi thick, brown/gray concotion of deliciousness. Pour this over the dough things we call biscuits and voila! You are now fit to fly the stainless banner. Good luck and give her a try. You could also serve it over toasted white bread in a pinch, cause we all know that the gravy is the important part.
Sound good!I shall have to give it a try; might even have some fried slices of black pudding on the side!