By evelyn/athens on May 02, 2011
Photo by 2Bleu
Photo by 2Bleu
"Wondering what to make for Mother's Day that's comforting, delicious, and good to eat at any time of day? This version of the classic Biscuits and Gravy is kicked up a notch with the addition of portabella mushrooms and swiss cheese."
Serving Size: 1 (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I had a bit of trouble with this recipe. I thought the mushroom amount would overpower everything so I used a little less than half. I didn't have enough drippings so had to add more butter. After adding the flour I knew it was going to take more liquid than specified so I doubled it. I used less cheese because I prefer my gravy to be on the thin side. All in all it tasted pretty good and I liked the onions in this. Thanks for sharing. Made for RSC #16."
"There were a few problems with this recipe. The amounts were WAY off. 1). I wound up having to add 2 more Tbsp of butter, then when I added in the whopping 1/2 cup of flour I knew immediately if was too much so I had to add another cup of milk. 2). Two portabella mushroom caps are 6 oz, so even my DH who loves his mushrooms said that would be way to much. I decided to use just 1/2 of a cap or 1 1/2 oz. and chop rather than slice them. 3). Portabella's are best used for beef, so it did have a bit of an off taste to this recipe. 4). With 4 cups of milk for the roux, we could barely taste the 1 cup of Swiss. 5). Another problem my DH (born/bred southerner) said using canned biscuits for biscuits and gravy is not good because the biscuits get doughy very fast. I found this to be the case with this recipe also. Changing out the sausage for beef tips would probably have been better for this recipe in RSC #16. Sorry chef, but this one just didn't do it for us."