Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rosemary & Paprika Sausage Gravy with Flaky Honey Biscuits


Ingredients:

12-ounces spicy bulk pork sausage or pork sausage links with casings removed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp green onions, finely sliced
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Flaky honey biscuits, recipe follows

Directions:

Heat a large non stick fry pan or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, break it up with a wooden spoon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and half of the rosemary and cook another minute.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a bowl, leaving the rendered fat in the skillet. Whisk the flour into the fat and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. While whisking, pour the milk into the skillet and bring the gravy to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Stir in the sausage, paprika, remaining rosemary, seasoning salt, sugar, pepper and 1/4 cup green onions. Split the biscuits in half and divide them among plates. Top each biscuit with some of the gravy and sprinkle with green onions. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Add a dash of paprika a pepper and serve immediately.

Flaky Honey Biscuits

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the milk and honey. Stir until it is completely combined.

Cut the butter into chunks and add it to flour. With a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until it's the size of small peas. Add the milk and honey mixture to the flour and mix gently just until there are no dry spots.

Flour your work surface and turn the dough out. Pat it into a rough rectangle, then roll it until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Fold it in thirds, like a letter, and roll it again. Fold in thirds again. This time, roll it again to about an inch thick. With a 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut as many biscuits as you can. Re-roll the scraps and cut more biscuits. 

Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, If you like soft sides, place the biscuits so they touch. If you want the sides more crisp, keep them separated. If you like, brush the top of the biscuits with milk, butter, or cream. Bake at 400 degrees until the tops are nicely browned, 12-14 minutes.

Biscuit recipe shared from: www.seriouseats.com