Want to show your family how much you love them? Make them flaky buttermilk biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy. Okay, I realize this is not a meal you should eat very often, but sometimes you need a little southern comfort and this dish is lick-your-plate-clean comfort food at its best!
makes 3-4 cups (about 6 servings)
1 pound breakfast sausage, cooked (reserve fat drippings)
4 tablespoons fat (sausage or bacon drippings, melted butter)
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried parsley
In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, melt fat and add flour; whisking until until the mixture bubbles for a full minute.
Add milk, salt, pepper, sage, and parsley; continue whisking until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
Turn off heat and stir in cooked sausage.
Serve over homemade Buttermilk Biscuits.
Note: The gravy will thicken as it cools - if needed, stir in a splash of milk to thin (works well when heating leftover gravy as well).