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- 1/8 pound mild or hot ground sausage (or more, if desired)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Sage (optional)
- Parsley (optional)
Recipe for One
This recipe will make enough for one person. If you want to cook for a larger group, just multiply the measurements accordingly.
This is a quick and easy fix for people who are on a budget, have limited time and don't want anything too complicated to clean up afterwards. I recommend that you buy the frozen or refrigerated biscuit dough, although you can make your own if you wish.
Step 1: Brown the Sausage
- In an 8-inch skillet (or cast iron) over medium-low heat, cook the sausage.
- It doesn't take long to brown the meat. You want to move it around to keep it from burning.
Notes about sausage:
- I used a small portion of sausage in this batch—probably a little more than I should have. If you like a lot of meat in your gravy you can add more, but if you just want a little for flavor, I would recommend about 1/8 lb. You can see I took a small corner off the brick.
- I used Johnson's Ground sausage (mild) that comes in one-pound packets. If you want a little extra kick, try the spicy kind. But for breakfast gravy, your best bet is probably the mild flavor.
Step 2: Add Oil and Flour
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix well. Cook for about 3 minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of flour and stir. Cook well until flour is well done. You should have a pasty substance.
- Turn heat down to low.
Step 3: Add Milk
- Turn up the heat to medium.
- Slowly add 1 cup of milk while stirring.
- Mix well, bring to a simmer.
- Add salt, pepper, sage, and other spices if desired. Season to taste.
- Gravy will be thin. When it starts to thicken, turn down the heat.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 18, 2017:
That looks lovely. I'll be trying this one, thankyou. =)