White Breakfast Gravy

I love biscuits and gravy!  Yes, I know cholesterol, calories, carbohydrates, and all those other bad things lurk in such a dish, but by-golly, you just can’t hardly beat good ol’ Southern biscuits and gravy.  Delicious!  As I have admitted before, however, gravy (from scratch) has not been something I’ve been able to accomplish thus far.  However, this morning I was hungry, had some left over biscuits from Sunday morning, and really wanted gravy to go with them.  I have a box of Argo cornstarch and have noticed it has a recipe for gravy on the back.  I’ve been wary of it, though, because I didn’t know how cornstarch gravy would taste compared to flour gravy.  But desperate times call for desperate measures.  I decided to try to alter it for flour gravy.  And wouldn’t you know it, it actually worked!  Yes!

Now, if you want to try the cornstarch gravy recipe, I’m sure you can go to the Argo website (www.argostarch.com) and find it.  I am going to be posting what I made this morning.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. fat drippings (from sausage and/or bacon) or shortening
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk (combine water and milk into one measuring cup before putting into pan)
  • pinch (1/4 – 1/2 tsp.) sugar (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt drippings or shortening.
  2. Add flour, salt, and pepper.  Stir constantly to keep from burning but allow mixture to brown.
  3. Slowly pour milk and water mixture into pan with flour mixture, stirring constantly.
  4. If you’ve been using a spoon, change to a whisk; it will be much easier.
  5. Add sugar.
  6. Bring mixture in pan to a boil.  Once it starts boiling, whisk constantly.
  7. Allow gravy to thicken.  Remove from heat immediately once it reaches the right thickness.*

*Note:  If the gravy is too thick, add a bit of water.  If it is too thin, add a bit of flour.

If you need a biscuit recipe, you find a good one here:  https://crystalpoe.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/biscuits/.  😉

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