I'd put this recipe right up there with the best. It's a pretty easy recipe as long as you have all of the ingredients.
Chances are if you've stayed over at the LOC house, you've been served these the next morning. It's my go-to recipe for feeding about 4 adults because it's so hearty and such an unforgettable meal. The taste is great by itself, or add a bit of hot sauce for dimension.
"The Best" Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
(Yields about 4 adult servings)
- 2 1/4 cups of flour total (2 for biscuits, 1/4 for gravy)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder (not baking soda!)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt and more for the gravy (1/2 t for the biscuits, to your liking for gravy)
- 1 Tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter, diced (1 stick)
- 3 3/4 cups of milk (1 1/4 cups of milk for biscuits, 2 1/2 for gravy)
- 1 loaf of sausage, thawed if frozen
- Black pepper to taste
1) Preheat oven to 450.
2) In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 2 1/2 tea. baking powder, 1/2 tea. salt, and 1 Tbl. sugar in a bowl.Once mixed, cut your butter up into small cubes, and cut it into the mixture. I often use my hands for this part to get all of the butter mixed in. It should look like crumbs once it's mixed in. Not everything will be covered in butter.
3) Slowly add 1 1/4 cups of milk to the dry goods mixture. Stir as you pour.
4) Now, drop spoonfuls of the batter to an ungreased cookie sheet. By this time, your oven should be close to preheating or already there. Place the biscuits in, now it's time to make the sausage gravy.
5) Place the sausage loaf in a pot. Brown the sausage, crumbling it as you go.
6) Once all brown and crumbled, add the 1/4 cup of flour to the sausage. Stir to coat.
7) Gradually stir in the 2 1/2 cups of milk. Add salt to your taste (I would start with 1 teaspoon and go from there) and black pepper to taste. Let the mixture come to a boil, then reduce heat and let the gravy simmer for about 2 minutes.
8) By about this time, your biscuits should be ready! Let both cool for a minute or two, then enjoy!