Tuesday, February 5, 2013

BISCUITS AND SAUSAGE GRAVY, THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS






This is one of my favorite breakfast traditions, and on Superbowl Sunday, this is what I was treated to...first 2nd Man makes and rolls out some dough for biscuits...





...then he gets out the cast iron skillet, browns some sausage first and then mixes in flour and milk to create a delicious, thick gravy.  Then we just have to wait...






...until the biscuits are finished baking and pulled out of the oven.  Then you have a sheet of hot biscuits, a pan of sausage gravy and you put the two together...



...all you do is grab a couple of hot biscuits, pull them apart, pour the sausage gravy all over the top of them and sit down to enjoy.
Sigh.  Now I'm hungry again.

This is kind of a Southern thing I think, but I'm hoping I'm not the only one who loves this hearty breakfast treat?

40 comments:

Farmers Wife said...

Looks delicious! We love that at our home too! Now I'm hungry too! Have a great day

kymber said...

1st Man - i think it is a southern thing - i had never heard of biscuits and gravy for breakfast until i was visiting the states a few years back. i have never tried it - the pictures of it that i have seen always make me gag a little but i would try 2nd Man's! i am glad that you enjoyed your traditional breakfast.

oh and if you have time, post his recipe for the biscuits - they look delicious and fluffy! your friend,
kymber

Bee Girl said...

Oh man...I don't why we don't make biscuits and gravy more often...these look absolutely divine! Thanks for reminding me of such deliciousness...these are going on the next meal plan for sure!!!

Susannah Sanford said...

My favorite gravy for eating with biscuits is chipped beef gravy, but this looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Annie*s Granny said...

Not just a Southern thing. It has been my favorite breakfast for as long as I can remember, and I'm not really a big fan of pork sausage. That was very mean of you to post it though, since I'm still on my diet. For some reason, the gravy being made with skim milk and Morningstar Farms (fake) sausage and served over multigrain diet toast just doesn't hold the same appeal for me :-( I'll just sulk off and drown my sorrows in my oatmeal with flaxseed.

Marcia said...

That does look very good but I'm thinking how to make it lower in fat. Turkey sausage, skim milk, whole grain bread? Might have to try it some time soon.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this for breakfast and though it is traditionally southern, lots of restaurants serve this for breakfast way up here in the north!

Crystal said...

Wow that looks so good! Nothing like I have ever had for breakfast. Just wondering, are your biscuits what we call scones? That is what they look like to me.

S'A said...

Not just a Southern thing--it's quite popular here in the Mid-West, too! Crystal, a good biscuit is fluffy and flaky, not as dense as a scone.

ladyhawthorne said...

grew up on it!

SkippyMom said...

I am truly southern, but have never found a biscuit recipe my family likes. Okay to be honest I don't like biscuits, but they love them. I would be tickled to make this for Pooldad for all he does for me - and those biscuits look PERFECT. Do you think your lovely Man would be willing to share the biscuit recipe? I deal in pinches and a dash of this and that, so I don't need exact if that's a memory recipe for him. But I sure would like to try it. The gravy I got. ::grin::

And after looking at those pics' I am hungry too. Alas, no biscuits.

Sandy said...

Love it! Biscuits and gravy make a good meal anytime of the day.

Have you tried it with some green chiles, omg....heaven. Especially if you use Hatch green chiles.

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, this is a favorite! Yours look absolutely perfect.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Not just a southern or breakfast thing! I can eat the heck outta biscuits n gravy anytime....mmmm...NOW I am hungry!

Practical Parsimony said...

I have never liked white gravy at all. I do love any brown gravy. Most biscuit and gravy where I eat it here in the South does not have lots of sausage. This Southerner does not like grits, either.

Those biscuits look delicious. I cannot make biscuits like that at all. I would like to put some scrambled eggs and bacon in those biscuits.

1st Man said...

Yay! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you got something to eat, ha.

1st Man said...

Ha, I understand. It's really good though, trust me, ha. I'll try to pin 2nd Man down for the recipe. I think he really does just wing it, but I'll see what I can do. :-)

1st Man said...

It's sort of an old school thing huh? Let's bring it back! Biscuits and gravy for everyone!! :-)

Enjoy!

1st Man said...

You know, it's funny, I've never had that. But it's pretty similar. Thanks for commenting!!

Mary Ann said...

This was our Christmas morning breakfast for many, many years! YUMMM!

1st Man said...

Flaxseed? Fake sausage? Skim milk? Multigrain diet toast? You are a stronger person than I, ha. Though probably much healthier! :-)

1st Man said...

Yes, I joke with Granny, but sure you could use turkey sausage, and I think skim milk can still make gravy right? You should try it, it's yummy!

1st Man said...

Isn't it great? It's a comfort food, that's for sure!! Cool that they serve it up North too. :-)

1st Man said...

Thank you! It's hearty and filling for sure. Biscuits here in the states are fluffy, flaky and ideally have lots of layers. 2nd Man makes scones too. It's definitely a denser, heavier dough. I love them. But I love biscuits too....

1st Man said...

Ha, I just wrote almost the same thing in my reply above. Yep, fluffy and flaky! Mmmm, now I'm hungry again, ha.

1st Man said...

And you are all the better for it, right? Ha.

1st Man said...

I don't like biscuits either, if they aren't the right kind, ha. He does pinches and dashes too, I'm going to work on him and see what we can come up. Or maybe the next time he makes them, i'll stand in there and right things down, ha.

Gravy isn't always so easy to make, even as simple as it is. Glad you got that one down. You're halfway there!

1st Man said...

OH MY GOSH! I never thought about that. And we have a bunch of roasted hatch chiles we've been hoarding, er, kept in the freezer since last Summer. Thanks for the tip. Next time!!

1st Man said...

Aww, thanks. Yep, it's a favorite here too. Thank you again!

1st Man said...

Yay, another vote! Ha, It's SO good. Now go make some biscuits and gravy!!!

1st Man said...

I know some people like that (or the opposite, like white not brown). Thankfully, I'm an equal opportunity gravy eater, ha. Southerner here who also hasn't developed a love of grits. I'll eat them but not my favorite (unless it's doctored up with cheese and all sorts of other things, ha).

I'm on board with the bacon and eggs in the biscuits as well! LOL!

1st Man said...

OOOH, a Christmas morning tradition, I love that!! Thank you for sharing that. Though I couldn't go just once a year with it, I'd have to have Christmas once a month, ha.

Gammy Tammy said...

I've always enjoyed biscuits and gravy!! Wow, looks like 2nd Man planned on feeding an army!!! um... can I come to your house for breakfast? jk (just lovin' your blog)(smile)

Have a great day guys!!!!

Blackberry brambles said...

Oh my goodness, That looks so good and your going to have to grab a pen and write those biscuits down for us.... You guys have a great night.

1st Man said...

LOL, it looked like enough for an army huh? Actually it was for just two of us, but we knew that there would be lots of biscuits left over and there were so i took them to work on Monday and they were scarfed up there.

Nice hearing from you, all our best to you too!

1st Man said...

I will do it next time he makes it. I'm pretty sure it's not a secret, at least it better not be, ha. Great night and rest of week to you too!! :-)

Jen said...

i am looking for a recipe for proper biscuits...are you sharing your recipe?!!
;)

1st Man said...

Yes, he makes them just sort of 'on the fly' and it's hard to pin him down on amounts of ingredients. But next time he makes them, I'll be in there with pad and paper (and camera) and I'll come back and post! :-)

Anonymous said...

growing up we used leftover gravy or made gravy and put on our hot cakes. We were traveling to Mt Rushmour and there was a barn cafe with a all you can eat breakfast bar. I let the guy know I wanted hot cakes with gravy , please. He had never heard of that. We also made white sauce and added shrimp , we put it over potatoes or toast for dinner when we were at home. It is fun to learn of different meals others grew up with. Are you going to post the recipe for your biscuits? Thanks

1st Man said...

On hot cakes? That sounds great! And I love the idea of white sauce and shrimp...yum!!!

YES, recipe coming soon. 2nd Man made them this past weekend but I was asleep for most of it, ha. He promises he'll write down the recipe (or at least dictate to me) this weekend. Watch for it coming soon!! :-)