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2007/09/03 15:52:09 (permalink)

Biscuits and gravy

Hey,
As I've said in other forums, we like Cracker Barrel and Waffle house when we travel with the kids. I LOVE Biscuits & gravy...but Cracker Barrel's is too sweet and has no sausage. Waffle House doesn't have it. Is there a good chain that has a good Gravy? Anyone have a Great Recipe for me to try at home
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/04 14:30:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Hey,
    As I've said in other forums, we like Cracker Barrel and Waffle house when we travel with the kids. I LOVE Biscuits & gravy...but Cracker Barrel's is too sweet and has no sausage. Waffle House doesn't have it. Is there a good chain that has a good Gravy? Anyone have a Great Recipe for me to try at home

    I always liked Bob Evans b&g. Tell the waitress you want it chunky. Most will oblige.
    At home I make mine with Italian sausage. Hot or mild it doesn't matter. Remove the casings, brown the meat. I use enough heat so there is very little grease left. Sprinkle with flour. Add milk. Simple is better with gravy. When you brown the meat you can make the chunks big or small.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/04 14:42:04 (permalink)
    Same recipe but with pork sausage, usually jimmy dean from tube. Use sausage grease to make rue (rough??) in same pan then mix together and add milk. I can't spell. I barely read.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/04 14:54:26 (permalink)
    Roux.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/04 16:19:27 (permalink)
    1) Make great biscuits.
    2) Make great gravy.
    3) Combine
    4) Enjoy!
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/04 16:40:46 (permalink)
    I thank you. Now I can make and spell it.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 17:35:18 (permalink)
    Sage sausage, flour, a pinch of granulated beef bouillon, half and half, pepper. Make some Bisquick cheese biscuits, apply liberally, oh yeah, after cooking !
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 17:44:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Frankman

    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Hey,
    As I've said in other forums, we like Cracker Barrel and Waffle house when we travel with the kids. I LOVE Biscuits & gravy...but Cracker Barrel's is too sweet and has no sausage. Waffle House doesn't have it. Is there a good chain that has a good Gravy? Anyone have a Great Recipe for me to try at home

    I always liked Bob Evans b&g. Tell the waitress you want it chunky. Most will oblige.
    At home I make mine with Italian sausage. Hot or mild it doesn't matter. Remove the casings, brown the meat. I use enough heat so there is very little grease left. Sprinkle with flour. Add milk. Simple is better with gravy. When you brown the meat you can make the chunks big or small.


    I tried Bob Evans' B&G for breakfast a couple of months ago, and I thought it was unbelievably nasty. The gravy tasted like they had put maple extract or something equally vile in it - funkiest B&G I ever ate. I just ate the biscuits.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 17:48:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Hey,
    As I've said in other forums, we like Cracker Barrel and Waffle house when we travel with the kids. I LOVE Biscuits & gravy...but Cracker Barrel's is too sweet and has no sausage. Waffle House doesn't have it. Is there a good chain that has a good Gravy? Anyone have a Great Recipe for me to try at home


    Fry up your favorite bulk sausage - drain off all but a couple of tablespoons of the oil - add several tablespoons of flour to make a roux with the sausage and grease add a teaspoon of poultry seasoning, then add in milk and let thicken - add some Wondra mixed with a little milk if you need it thicker. Add black pepper and serve over homemade biscuite.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 18:25:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Niagara

    quote:
    Originally posted by Frankman

    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Hey,
    As I've said in other forums, we like Cracker Barrel and Waffle house when we travel with the kids. I LOVE Biscuits & gravy...but Cracker Barrel's is too sweet and has no sausage. Waffle House doesn't have it. Is there a good chain that has a good Gravy? Anyone have a Great Recipe for me to try at home

    I always liked Bob Evans b&g. Tell the waitress you want it chunky. Most will oblige.
    At home I make mine with Italian sausage. Hot or mild it doesn't matter. Remove the casings, brown the meat. I use enough heat so there is very little grease left. Sprinkle with flour. Add milk. Simple is better with gravy. When you brown the meat you can make the chunks big or small.


    I tried Bob Evans' B&G for breakfast a couple of months ago, and I thought it was unbelievably nasty. The gravy tasted like they had put maple extract or something equally vile in it - funkiest B&G I ever ate. I just ate the biscuits.



    Weird! I was a guest for breakfast at a fellow roadfooder's and he used the Bob Evans gravy and added sausage to it and it was just wonderful.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 19:50:23 (permalink)

    Going back to this post is like visiting an old friend...

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17439


    Biscuits and Gravy done just the way I like em!

    DD
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 20:15:44 (permalink)
    Lee
    I haven't been to one in quite some time, but I seem to remember Shoney's (midwest/south??) breakfast bar had very good B&G with sausage bits.

    I had a HUGE yummy order at a cafe in Front Royal, VA last summer... but that's not a chain or easily accessible.
    Cheers!
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/05 20:46:43 (permalink)
    If persons on this thread can recommend a chain restaurant for B & G, I don't feel badly at all about recommending a canned product...Libby's Country Sausage Gravy. Available at Wal-Mart. Lot's of chunky sausage, nice sage flavor, no flour taste. Put in a bowl, zap for a couple of minutes in the microwave, pour over biscuits, enjoy. Better than a lot of gravy I've had in so-called authentic joints. Try it before you snicker.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/07 13:46:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Ciaoman

    If persons on this thread can recommend a chain restaurant for B & G, I don't feel badly at all about recommending a canned product...Libby's Country Sausage Gravy. Available at Wal-Mart. Lot's of chunky sausage, nice sage flavor, no flour taste. Put in a bowl, zap for a couple of minutes in the microwave, pour over biscuits, enjoy. Better than a lot of gravy I've had in so-called authentic joints. Try it before you snicker.


    I agree. I have about a half dozen cans of Libby's sausage gravy in my pantry now. Always good over some hot biscuits.

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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/08 14:56:42 (permalink)
    I am more than willing to try the Libbys-thanks for the tip!!
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/08 15:11:35 (permalink)
    GOOD MORNING,
    MARIE CALLANDERS HAS A PRETTY GOOD BREAKFAST.
    BUT FOR FAST FIX ON B&G,
    WE JUST HAD THIS MORNING, I DIDN'T FEEL WELL THIS MORNING
    SO I USED DURKEE COUNTRY GRAVY MIX AND WAS SURPRISED IT WAS PRETTY GOOD, I USALLY HATE PACKAGE GRAVY, ANYWAY WE HAD STAK AND MUSHROOM LAST NIGHT SO I TOSSED THAT IN THERE ALSO HAD IT OVER BISQUITS.
    TO MAKE HOME FRY YOUR SAUSAGE JUST STRAIGHT FLAVOR NO MAPLE OR HONEY, JUST PLAIN SAGE SAUSAGE, BROWN SOME FLOUR IN THE GREASE ABOUT 5-6 TABLESPOONS AND PEPPER WAIT TO ADD SALT (I DO) THEN ABOUT THREE CUPS MILK OR CANNED CREAM COOK TILL THICK. i DON'T MEASURE WHEN I COOK, SO THIS MAY TAKE A LIL MORE A LIL LESS.
    PS I NOT SHOUTING, BUT CAPS BUTTON IS STUCK ON THIS LAPTOP;
    AND SO THUS ALL IS WROTE IN CAPS. I LOVE THIS WEBSITE, FOR IDEAS ON WHAT TO COOK, SO THANKS TO ALL YOU WHO PUT UP PICS.ALL ALL THE NEAT PLACES I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/08 15:14:14 (permalink)
    PS
    THAT IS FIVE OR SIX TABLESPOONS OF FLOUR SORRY ABOUT THAT.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/11 08:52:28 (permalink)
    In my opinion Bojangles has excellent biscuits & gravy for a chain. And I'm Mr. Picky! The biscuits are made fresh all day and I prefer them over Hardee's. Bojangles' gravy leaves Hardee's gravy in the dust, also.

    I agree with you, Leethebard, regarding Cracker Barrel gravy. Also, it's too thick to pour and sticks to the bowl or your spoon. They might as well serve gravy-flavored Jello.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/11 09:00:39 (permalink)
    I'm surprised at the accolades for Libby's canned sausage gravy. While I avoid canned foods like the plague, I'll look for it and give it a shot.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 03:57:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by johnreed

    I'm surprised at the accolades for Libby's canned sausage gravy. While I avoid canned foods like the plague, I'll look for it and give it a shot.


    I had my first can of Libby's the other day. Not Bad! Better than some I've had in most restaurants but nothing beats home-made.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 08:36:18 (permalink)
    Yesterday, at an otherwise estimable Roadfood type place called the Grill & Skillet in Bexley, Ohio, I had what was definitely the worst sausage gravy and biscuits I've ever eaten. I have been going to this restaurant off and on for some 12 years, and the breakfasts have always been terrific.

    On this day, for some reason, I decided to try one of the few thinga on the breakfast menu I'd not had before -- the sausage gravy and biscuits, with hash browns. Never have I ever seen such thin sausage gravy. As to the sausage, itself, all I could see were little dark flecks throughout the gruel-like concoction. I never did taste any sausage, nor was I able to even feel any on my tongue.

    The so-called sausage gravy aside, and I ended up putting it aside while I ate the very good hash browns, this stuff was served over one and one half biscuits of dubious origin and Wonder Bread-like texture. In fact, it was served over about half of the one and one half biscuits.

    This place has excellent omlets. My two favorites are the Western and the Mexican, the former being your standard Western (Denver to those west of the Mississippi), the latter containing cheese, onions, jalapenos and spicy sausage, topped with a very nice salsa. The Grill & Skillet also has quite good corned beef hash and eggs, and a pretty passable, midwestern-quality chicken fried steak with eggs. Hash browns come with all the breakfast dishes.

    Today, I shall return to my Waffle House to get the memory of yesterday's breakfast out of my mind. To that end I shall likely have about four eggs scrambled with cheese, and hash browns scattered, smothered, peppered and topped.

    And then almost all will be right with the world once again -- especially after yesterday's 33-14 Ohio State victory over Washington. The only thing lacking on such a fine day will be the Giants game against Green Bay being shown here on television. Instead, I shall be stuck with the Bungles of Cincinnati and the Bunglers of Cleveland. I find that circumstance so disheartening that I shall likely spend the afternoon picking up fallen branches and mowing the yard.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 10:47:25 (permalink)
    Go Cincy!
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 12:19:26 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Yesterday, at an otherwise estimable Roadfood type place called the Grill & Skillet in Bexley, Ohio, I had what was definitely the worst sausage gravy and biscuits I've ever eaten. I have been going to this restaurant off and on for some 12 years, and the breakfasts have always been terrific.

    On this day, for some reason, I decided to try one of the few thinga on the breakfast menu I'd not had before -- the sausage gravy and biscuits, with hash browns. Never have I ever seen such thin sausage gravy. As to the sausage, itself, all I could see were little dark flecks throughout the gruel-like concoction. I never did taste any sausage, nor was I able to even feel any on my tongue.

    The so-called sausage gravy aside, and I ended up putting it aside while I ate the very good hash browns, this stuff was served over one and one half biscuits of dubious origin and Wonder Bread-like texture. In fact, it was served over about half of the one and one half biscuits.

    This place has excellent omlets. My two favorites are the Western and the Mexican, the former being your standard Western (Denver to those west of the Mississippi), the latter containing cheese, onions, jalapenos and spicy sausage, topped with a very nice salsa. The Grill & Skillet also has quite good corned beef hash and eggs, and a pretty passable, midwestern-quality chicken fried steak with eggs. Hash browns come with all the breakfast dishes.

    Today, I shall return to my Waffle House to get the memory of yesterday's breakfast out of my mind. To that end I shall likely have about four eggs scrambled with cheese, and hash browns scattered, smothered, peppered and topped.

    And then almost all will be right with the world once again -- especially after yesterday's 33-14 Ohio State victory over Washington. The only thing lacking on such a fine day will be the Giants game against Green Bay being shown here on television. Instead, I shall be stuck with the Bungles of Cincinnati and the Bunglers of Cleveland. I find that circumstance so disheartening that I shall likely spend the afternoon picking up fallen branches and mowing the yard.


    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 16:18:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think

    Well, if instead of an omlet you began with a base of a fried corn tortilla topped with some some black beans, then another corn tortilla with a ladle of chili over that, all topped with a pair of sunnyside-up eggs and some salsa ...
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 16:48:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think

    Well, if instead of an omlet you began with a base of a fried corn tortilla topped with some some black beans, then another corn tortilla with a ladle of chili over that, all topped with a pair of sunnyside-up eggs and some salsa ...


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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 17:09:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think

    Well, if instead of an omlet you began with a base of a fried corn tortilla topped with some some black beans, then another corn tortilla with a ladle of chili over that, all topped with a pair of sunnyside-up eggs and some salsa ...




    Oh, I am so surprised.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 17:16:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think

    Well, if instead of an omlet you began with a base of a fried corn tortilla topped with some some black beans, then another corn tortilla with a ladle of chili over that, all topped with a pair of sunnyside-up eggs and some salsa ...




    Oh, I am so surprised.


    The basic concept actually sounds appetizing. If only Greek spaghetti sauce wasn't substituted for the chili. pb
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/16 17:20:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    MH,
    You got me thinkin'---- I'll bet some Cincinnati Chili, sans pasta, on a Cheese Omlet would taste pretty good. Wadda ya think

    Well, if instead of an omlet you began with a base of a fried corn tortilla topped with some some black beans, then another corn tortilla with a ladle of chili over that, all topped with a pair of sunnyside-up eggs and some salsa ...




    Oh, I am so surprised.


    The basic concept actually sounds appetizing. If only Greek spaghetti sauce wasn't substituted for the chili. pb

    Oh, I wouldn't use Cincinnati-style chili. I meant real chili. Sorry I didn't make myself clear.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/18 07:22:01 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by johnreed

    I'm surprised at the accolades for Libby's canned sausage gravy. While I avoid canned foods like the plague, I'll look for it and give it a shot.


    I had my first can of Libby's the other day. Not Bad! Better than some I've had in most restaurants but nothing beats home-made.



    I picked up a can of Libby's Country Sausage Gravy and I'll try it this weekend. It may be just what I'm looking for when I don't have time to cook from scratch.
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    RE: Biscuits and gravy 2007/09/18 09:04:35 (permalink)
    In the time it takes to open a can and reheat the contents- you can be well on your way to making homemade sausage gravy- why would you want to use a canned product? I have been known to use the prepackaged Pioneer Mix for milk or pepper gravy, and then add to sausage drippings for a really good sausage gravy-
    If you are using canned gravy what are you using for your bisquits?
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