Okay, I am not a Southerner but this sausage in sawmill gravy from Alton Brown is one of my favorite foods ever! Ground sausage is cooked up, seasoned well, and simmered in a white gravy until thick. Served over biscuits or toast, it is a traditional southern recipe and makes for a hearty breakfast.
I grew up in Connecticut with New England baked beans and pot roast. I was a little hesitant when my husband first suggested sausage in sawmill gravy but I had lots of fresh ground sausage that we had bought at a local farm and thought, why not? Especially since HE was going to make it! I’m not one to turn down the opportunity to NOT cook dinner! We have made it dozens of times in the last couple of years and it is easy to make and a traditional southern recipe.
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How to make sausage gravy
Sausage in sawmill gravy is nothing more than cooked ground sausage in a milk-based gravy. You can serve this over biscuits or bread, depending on what you have handy. The recipe is amazingly easy and comes from the Alton Brown cookbook “Good Eats…The Early Years” which I HIGHLY recommend if you are interested in learning why things work the way they do in the kitchen. Tons of good kitchen science explained in it!
The one thing I must stress is to not drain ALL the grease off the sausage after cooking it and don’t rinse the sausage either. The fat and spices really give this sausage in sawmill gravy tons of wonderful flavor!
More Sausage Recipes to Try
I love the sausage I get from my local farmer and have made several delicious sausage recipes that you might want to try. Here are just a few:
- Black Beans and Rice with Sausage Recipe
- Sausage, Corn, and Potato Chowder Recipe
- Sausage Cheese Biscuits Recipe with Jalapenos
- Easy Kale Recipe: Sausage and Kale Saute with Brown Rice
Sausage in Sawmill Gravy
Sausage in sawmill gravy is a traditional southern recipe that is easy to make. If you are looking for quick sausage recipes, give this one a try!
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1 and 1/4 ounces flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- salt to taste
- In a cast iron pan, brown sausage over medium heat. Remove from pan leaving about 2 tablespoons of fat in the pan along with whatever stuck on bits are on the bottom.
- Whisk the four into the fat in the skillet and cook over med heat for about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add in milk slowly, whisking til smooth.
- Return to heat and whisk occasionally while the gravy simmers and thickens (2 to 3 minutes)
- Put the sausage back in and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over toast or biscuits.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1136mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 18g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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