Every few Sundays I like to make a simple tasty breakfast. Sure, sometimes I throw out all the stops and do eggs and potatoes and bacon and toast and coffee and juice and...and....and.... But more often I like to keep it simple. This is my WORLD FAMOUS SAUSAGE GRAVY to go on biscuits. OK, maybe not world famous, but it's getting there!
Savory Sausage Gravy with biscuits
1 1lb package of plain breakfast sausage, Jimmy Dean or otherwise
2 TB flour
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Crumble sausage in a medium high fry pan, brown. Approximately 5 minutes. Stir as needed to brown completely.
Sprinkle flour over sausage. Stir. The fat will be absorbed into the flour. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour water, stir to completely combine and dissolve the flour. Add milk. Stir.
Lower heat to a light simmer. Stirring regularly. The mess in the pan will thicken into a rich gravy. Between 10-15 minutes.
Season to taste with Salt, Pepper and cayenne if you wish. I like to have a little heat to my sausage gravy.
Serve over Pillsbury Grands Butter Tastin' Biscuits. Sure, make your own if you want, but these are soooo tasty, I couldn't compete. The biscuits should go in the oven as you start browning the sausage. They will be done just about the same time as the gravy. Serve both hot!
UPDATE: 2/21/06--see photo here.