Biscuits and gravy is a classic and popular dish in Southern cuisine, particularly in the United States. It typically consists of soft, fluffy biscuits smothered in a rich and creamy gravy made from pan drippings, sausage, flour, milk, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and sometimes other spices.
The biscuits are made from a simple dough of flour, baking powder, salt, butter or shortening, and milk or buttermilk. They are often baked until they’re golden brown on the outside and tender inside.
The gravy is prepared by cooking crumbled breakfast sausage in a skillet until browned. Then, flour is added to the sausage drippings to create a roux, which is cooked to eliminate the raw flour taste. Milk is gradually added, and the mixture is stirred and cooked until it thickens into a creamy gravy. Seasonings like black pepper, salt, and sometimes additional herbs or spices are added for flavor.
Once the gravy reaches the desired consistency, it is generously poured over split biscuits, creating a hearty and comforting dish that is commonly enjoyed for breakfast or brunch. The contrast between the soft, buttery biscuits and the savory, creamy gravy makes biscuits and gravy a beloved comfort food in many households.
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