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breakfast essentials: bacon, buttermilk gravy

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Made this awesome gravy for the morning's breakfast. It is easy to assemble, and in in less than 30 minutes you will be tucking into a yummy breakfast. Pour it over some freshly baked buttermilk biscuits, or drizzle over a country-fried steak. Mm mm. You are going to love it. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 3 - 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For breakfast essentials: bacon, buttermilk gravy

  • 4 - 5 slice
    bacon, diced, about 8 ounces (225g)
  • 4 Tbsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 2 c
    fresh buttermilk
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black or white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • buttermilk biscuits, freshly made
  • eggs and country-fried steaks
  • hot sauce, i prefer frank’s, served on the side

How To Make breakfast essentials: bacon, buttermilk gravy

  • 1
  • 2
    For this recipe you will need a good skillet, saucepan, or Dutch oven.
  • 3
    Do not have any buttermilk. No worries. You can substitute whole, or 2% milk. Just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar per cup of milk and let sit for 5 – 10 minutes at room temperature. Then, use it as you would regular buttermilk.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Dice the bacon into small bits.
  • 6
    Add to a medium-sized pan, or Dutch oven over medium heat, and cook until the fat is rendered, and the bacon crisps, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove all but 4 tablespoons of the bacon grease, then add the flour.
  • 8
    If your bacon did not produce enough fat, you can sub some butter, or non-flavored oil.
  • 9
    Stir over medium-low heat, for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • 10
    Stirring the fat and the flour for a few minutes will help get rid of that flour taste.
  • 11
    Add the buttermilk, a bit at a time, and keep stirring, as you are pouring.
  • 12
    Slowly bring the mixture up to a simmer and stir to make sure you do not have any lumps.
  • 13
    Continue stirring until the gravy thickens, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • 14
    While the gravy is thickening, add some salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 15
  • So yummy
    Biscuits, scrambled eggs, country-fried steak… It is gravy, go for it. Enjoy.
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