My dear friend Martha has a friend who makes his own country sausage that is out of this world. She lets some of us know when she’s ready to place an order so we can add to it. This sausage is absolutely hands-down better than what you can buy in the grocery store, but if you don’t have access to homemade, I recommend using Neese’s hot country sausage instead.
My sausage gravy is so simple to make and comes together quickly. Make sure you use whole milk for better results. This is comfort breakfast food at its best, but just to be enjoyed every once in a while, because let’s face it, it’s not the healthiest choice for your morning meal.
I highly suggest serving this with homemade biscuits instead of the canned ones – if you’re going to splurge on the gravy just every now and then, you might as well pour it over great biscuits.
- ½ pound hot county sausage
- 1 tablespoon sausage drippings
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Seasoned salt, to taste
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk (plus more if needed)
- Warm homemade biscuits
In a medium skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until completely browned, crumbling it as it cooks.
Drain sausage in a colander, reserving a tablespoon of the drippings.
Return the sausage and a tablespoon of the drippings to the skillet, add the butter and heat until melted.
Slowly stir in the flour until well blended.
Gradually add the milk, salt and pepper, constantly stirring.
Bring to a low boil and stir for a couple of minutes until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. If it gets too thick, add more milk to thin it a bit.
Serve with warm biscuits and fresh fruit (to be healthy, of course) as a meal, or as a side dish to your choice of eggs. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!