Sausage and Gravy Biscuit Sandwiches
- 1 roll breakfast sausage, cut into eight 3/4-inch slices
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
- 8 Grapevine KY Buttermilk Biscuits, recipe follows, warmed, or your favorite biscuit
- Honey, for drizzling
- Grapevine KY Buttermilk Biscuits:
- 4 cups self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 stick good butter, plus 3 tablespoons melted
- 2 to 3 cups cold buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Heat a skillet to medium heat and brown sausage until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes a side. Reserve the fat in the pan and set aside the sausage. Add the butter to reserved fat and melt. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour and cook until blonde, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and some salt and pepper, and simmer until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. When ready to serve, stir in the chopped chives.
For the sandwich build: With a fork, carefully split a hot Grapevine KY Buttermilk Biscuit in half. On the bottom biscuits, drizzle some honey, and then place the sausage patties delightfully on top. Slather on some gravy and top with the other biscuit half -- simple, yet mind blowing.Grapevine KY Buttermilk Biscuits:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place a heavy cast-iron skillet (preferably 12 inch) into the oven to preheat. Chill a large mixing bowl, pastry cutter, the flour and 1 stick of the butter in the freezer 15 minutes before assembling the biscuits.
Add the flour to the chilled mixing bowl. Working quickly, cut 1 stick of the butter into the flour using the chilled pastry cutter (or your fingers); the goal here is pea-size balls of butter. In batches, add in the buttermilk until the dough is cohesive yet still moist. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and lightly press into a 1-inch-thick round. Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the business end of a dry measuring cup, cut out 10 biscuits. (Use the extra dough to cook up a big piece of shortcake for dessert....strawberry shortcake!)
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add the oil. Place the dough rounds into the hot skillet, right up against each other, and brush with the melted butter. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes.
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