Make Ahead

CREAMY SAUSAGE GRAVY for Biscuits and Eggs

February 13, 2020
Author Notes

*This recipe has not been tested yet, so plse. wait until it is. Many of you know that I always seek LOW SALT in what I create and adapt. Salt and Sugar are the unnecessary demons in all american processed foods. —LE BEC FIN

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • 2 strips crispy cooked Bacon, chopped fine
  • 2 pounds skinless turkey thighs or pork shoulder, meat cut off and ground
  • 1 medium onion, chopped to 1/2-1 cup
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons coffee-grinder-chopped fresh sage[NOT dried]
  • 1 tablespoon dried rubbed thyme
  • 1 tablespoon crushed or coffee-grinder- medium ground fennel seed
  • 1/2 cup chopped thin- stem chinese celery
  • 1 4 ounce stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2-1 cups mediium onion, chopped to 1/2-1 cup
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh[NOT dried] sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried rubbed thyme
  • crushed or medium ground fennel seed
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups Half and Half
  • 2 teaspoons real maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne [begin with less]
  • 1/2 cup real liquid coffee
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 8 freshly made and rolled-out biscuits
  • 8 large eggs, poached or over-easy
  • 1/2 cup chopped thin stems of Chinese Celery [NOT regular celery]
In This Recipe
  1. Into cold skillet, add bacon with some drips of bacon fat. Heat and add ground turkey meat til slightly pink. Add onion and cook til done. Add garlic and cook on medium a few minutes [DO NOT BROWN].
  2. Stir flour into sausage mix to cook out the raw flour flavor. Add milk and half and half and stir well. Add maple syrup through black pepper.
  3. Cook mixture 20-25 min., covered, to blend all. Serve over fresh rolled-out biscuits and poached or over-easy eggs

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