Biscuits & Gravy & Eggs Extraordinaire

Recipe by Pellerin
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 9 Biscuits
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To save time, make gravy the night before, and let flavors meld. That way, all you have to do in the morning are the biscuits and eggs 8-).
  • GRAVY: On MEDIUM (not high) heat, crumble and sauté sausage – remove to plate.
  • On MEDIUM heat, gently brown bacon – remove to plate & crumble.
  • In same pan, keep about 3 Tablespoons of the rendered drippings from sausage & bacon. Add butter to melt.
  • Make roux by adding 3 Tablespoons of flour to start with, add 1-2 Tablespoons more if you feel you need it. Slowly, whisk in cream then milk. Gently bring to a simmer for several minutes to thicken. Stir in crumbled sausage and bacon. Add a little salt, and plenty of pepper, to taste. (Can put in fridge for morning now). Makes 5 cups.
  • BISCUITS: Preheat oven to 450°.
  • In a large, chilled mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using two knives in a scissor-like fashion (or a pastry cutter), cut in the fats into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2- or 3-inch cutter, (I use a ½ cup measuring cup) being sure to push straight down through the dough (do not twist on the way down!).
  • Immediately place biscuits on a clay baking sheet, sprayed with Pam, so that they just touch, “shoulder-to-shoulder”- they’ll rise better, and not get too brown. You don’t want to give them a chance to rise, until they hit the oven. Gently reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting.
  • Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter. Makes about 9 two to three-inch biscuits.
  • EGGS: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the cream and whisk until the eggs look foamy and light. Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter until it foams, and then turn the heat down to low and slowly pour in the eggs.
  • Using a heat resistant rubber spatula, slowly stir the eggs from the outside of the pan to the center. Once the eggs begin to set, stirring slowly will create large, cloud-like curds. Season with salt & pepper.
  • SERVE: Split a biscuit. Dot with butter. Either place scrambled eggs, then gravy, or - as I do, gravy first, and fluffy eggs on top.
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