Breakfast Essentials: Bacon, Buttermilk Gravy

Andy Anderson !


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.


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10 Min
15 Min
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  • 4 - 5 slice
    bacon, diced, about 8 ounces (225g)
  • 4 Tbsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 2 c
    fresh buttermilk
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    salt, kosher variety, to taste
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    black or white pepper, freshly ground, to taste

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    buttermilk biscuits, freshly made
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    eggs and country-fried steaks
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    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s, served on the side

How to Make Breakfast Essentials: Bacon, Buttermilk Gravy


  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.
  16. Biscuits, scrambled eggs, country-fried steak… It is gravy, go for it. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Breakfast Essentials: Bacon, Buttermilk Gravy

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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