[CnD] Requesting a recipe

Deb Trevino debra_trevino at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 2 21:23:25 EST 2016

Here's a biscuit and gravy recipe I have used for well over 10 years.  It 
comes from Jeff Smith's Cooks America.

1?2 pound pork   breakfast sausage (bulk),
2 tbsp. chopped yellow onion,
3 tbsp. flour,
2 cups hot milk,
salt and pepper to taste.

1.  Heat the pan and fry the sausage and onion until sausage is brown and 
onion is clear.

2.  Drain off grease except for 3 tbsp.

3.  Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.

4.  Add hot milk.  (It can be heated in the microwave.  I heat it for 3 
minutes and its not really hot but that's always worked for me).

5.   Stir constantly until mixture thickens then season with salt and 
pepper.  (I add the salt and pepper before the gravy thickens, just after I 
add the milk).

6.  Serve over warm opened biscuits.

Harriet's Biscuits

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 
2 tbsp. Crisco,1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 tbsp. Crosco for frying pan.

1.  Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.

2.  Blend in Crisco until mixture is coarse and grainy.  (Use a fork or 
pastry blender).

  3.  Using a fork, stir in bittermilk.  Do not over mix.

4.  Put on floured board and knead just a few times.

5.  Pat out dough to about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with a biscuit cutter or a 
glass.  (Flour the cutter).  Do not handle the dough too much or it will get 

6.  Use a heavy black iron frying pan.  Place 1 tbsp. Crisco in the frying 
pan and place pan in the oven and heat at 500 degrees for about 7 minutes. 

7.  Remove pan and place biscuits in the pan, turning each once in the oil.

8.  Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown.

NOTE:  I believe the turning of the biscuits int ehhot oil before baking 
makes the exterior nicely crispy while the inside is moist and wonderful! 
I've made this meal so many times I just approximate themeasurements.  Its 
very forgiving.


Deb Trevino
Candidate for Teaching Elder
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicole Massey via Cookinginthedark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Cc: "Nicole Massey" <nyyki at gypsyheir.com>
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2016 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CnD] Requesting a recipe

>I don't have one in particular, though a good homemade biscuit recipe along 
>with a sausage gravy recipe would work wonderfully. Either the Fannie 
>Farmer or Betty Crocker recipes, both of which are available through the 
>NLS and Bard, would do it for the biscuit recipe.
> However, that does bring up a funny story. I remember a couple I knew, Gus 
> and Cyn. Cyn was southern with a family rooted in the deep south, while 
> Gus came from Ireland and held a culinary degree from the Culinary School 
> of India. While they were living in Ireland she started missing biscuits 
> and gravy, so she asked him to make them for her. This mystified him, but 
> she waxed poetic about it all the time. So for her birthday after a couple 
> of years he made them for her, still mystified as to why anyone would want 
> such a thing. She saw what he'd done for her, and she was appreciative, 
> but also couldn't stop laughing -- in the United Kingdom "biscuits" are 
> cookies..
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kimsan Song via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2016 12:36 PM
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> Cc: Kimsan Song <kimsansong at outlook.com>
> Subject: [CnD] Requesting a recipie
> Anyone have a recipe for biscuits and gravy?
> Respectfully,
> Kimsan Song
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