I remember vividly every time I ate at my Grandma’s house. My favorite comfort food in the world was her Country Sausage Gravy, almost always served over homemade biscuits. If I truly had to ask for one last meal, her biscuits and gravy would be the one. This is not about healthy choices. This is about good old southern goodness. Paula Dean can go healthy if she wants- and I certainly can’t eat this but a few times a year- but damn it’s so good. It reminds me so much of my Grandma and the love of growing up in the South. Here’s to you, “MemMaw”.
Unfortunately, my grandma passed away before I could learn this recipe from her. So, I worked on this recipe for almost two years until I finally hit on the flavor, texture and goodness that was hers. It reminds me so much of my Grandma and the love of growing up in the South. Here’s to you, “MeeMaw”.
- 1/2lb Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage (Sliced into thin round patties)
- 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3 Cups Milk
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- In an iron skillet, cook the sausage patties until done. Remove from the skillet and leave the grease- this will be our base.
- Over low-medium heat, add the flour and stir constantly until all the lumps are gone and the mixture is smooth. Add a teaspoon of salt and pepper.
- Add the Milk, a little at a time, and stir constantly until it starts to thicken. Then, add the remainder of the milk and continue stirring until it begins to thicken again. This is the key step: just keep stirring.
- Once the thickness is to the consistency that you desire, salt and pepper to taste and remove from the heat. Chop the cooked sausage patties up into bite sized chunks and add to the gravy. Stir in well.
- Serve and enjoy!