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Old 03-18-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Sausage gravy - straight up!

I have always shied away from "white gravy"... it is just not something we ate in my Italian American family... "gravy" is red! I saw a lot of lumpy muck in the college cafeteria (they used it for "alfredo" too ick) but never could bring myself to eat the stuff.

But tonight I was fying up some sausages to eat with the leftover Cabbage and Potatos (corned beef is long gone) and I figured why not give it a try so I deglazed the pan made the roux and came out with a very basic (grease, a pat of butter, milk and a bit of flour) sausage gravy TASTY! how did I know know this? All those lovely drippings I have wasted!

Long story short Sausage Gravy = good and easy!

I definitely need to start getting more into pan sauces... It is one area I havent done much.


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Old 03-18-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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No... gravy is brown! Aren't the cultural differences interesting.

I've never tried that either - I'll give it a go next time.

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:20 PM   #3
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had a chicken cutlet with white gravy for dinner. it was great, seasoned with seasoned salt and lots of pepper. it has it's place

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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it's great stuff over veggies as you did, over waffles or a baked spud for an easy supper or great brunch, with toast or biscuits, fancy it up with some sliced mushrooms and onions...bit o hot sauce. yum.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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While in the good ole Air Farce I lived on cream gravy and ground beef better known as
sos. I even got to liking it
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:04 PM   #6
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I love sausage gravy. Tasty stuff man.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by stassie View Post
No... gravy is brown! Aren't the cultural differences interesting.

I've never tried that either - I'll give it a go next time.
Sausage gravy is definitely white. You can try it but you can't then throw the dreaded phrase "stretch pants" at us!

Pancho - good for you buddy!!!! Either make some homemade biscuits or buy those (forget brand) Southern Style frozen biscuits - they bake up really fluffy and have made many a Grandma roll over in their grave!!!! Nothing better than a biscuit split open smothered in sausage gravy with a sunny side up egg or two sitting right on top!

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:22 PM   #8
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I'll agree with Kitchenelf in part. A freshly-baked biscuit, split in half, and smothered in good sausage gravy is truely a thing of beauty.

Personally, though, I prefer my eggs over-hard, and on the side of the B&G, not on top.

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