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How to Make Country Gravy

How to Make Country Gravy

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Chef John

Chef John

This is a beautiful example of classic, very old-school American country cooking. There are a lot of variations, and this is my favorite. This goes on fried chicken, country-fried steak, and biscuits.

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  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 915 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat; cook sausage and bacon in the hot butter, stirring to break the sausage up into small pieces, until sausage is browned and bacon is almost crisp, about 10 minutes. Mix 1/2 cup green onion into sausage mixture and saute until onions are soft, about 3 more minutes.
  2. Stir flour into meat mixture, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, until thoroughly combined and mixture is pasty. Cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes to remove raw taste of flour.
  3. Whisk milk into meat mixture, about 1 cup at a time, until combined. Continue to whisk until gravy begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium-high, bring gravy to a simmer, and season with a pinch of cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Continue to simmer gravy until flavors have blended and gravy is thick, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon green onion and a pinch of cayenne pepper for garnish.
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VAR122
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VAR122

2/19/2014

THIS is exactly what I was looking for! There is a dive bar down the road from my home that serves the BEST biscuits & gravy for $4.00 a plate & this comes close to that :) The only way it could be better is if I was having this made & served for me with a Bloody Mary to wash it down....yup, I'm from Wisconsin!

Janet Shum
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Janet Shum

3/21/2014

This was excellent over Chef John's buttermilk biscuits! I already have plans to use this over chicken fried steak too! So delicious! Thanks for sharing Chef John!

Soup Loving Nicole
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Soup Loving Nicole

10/20/2014

I am gravy challenged and always have been and this turned out perfect for me. I used Johnsonville breakfast sausage and I wouldn't have it any other way. Hubs and I don't typically care for breakfast sausage due to the overwhelming flavor of sage but Johnsonville was the bomb hands down. This will be my go to white gravy. How can you go wrong with bacon after all???

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