Best Sausage Gravy No Lumps, the secret.
My goal is to provide you with easy, simple ideas to take your home cooked meals a step further. Feel free to email me with questions for easy fixes to meals, you might even be featured! Ideas will come as I discover them in my own kitchen. I master dishes made from foods bought at Aldi Food store. Not only will my tips be delicious, but they will be low in price (but probably not fat, fat tastes good.)
Here is my tip for today:
When making sausage gravy, instead of making a roux separately, simply add flour to the meat as it begins to brown. The roux will brown with the meat, and as long as you don't overcook the mixture it should be a rich golden brown, and have delicious flavor. Plus, no lumps!
The way I make this is simple, although slightly altered from the version served with biscuits.
(as always, I buy everything from Aldi. Budget, budget, budget!)
Sausage Gravy Over Fried Potatoes
1 pkg Aldi brand pork sausage (I get plain)
5 red potatoes
1 green pepper
2 TBSP butter
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 TBSP flour
1 C milk
1 TBSP chopped garlic (I buy prechopped, in a glass jar, from aldi. haven't had much luck with their fresh, it always sprouts too soon)
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley to add color
Slice potatoes in half, then in half again, and then dice thinly down the middle. Dice the onion, and the green pepper. Mix these with 1/2 tbsp garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss with vegetable oil. Add butter to pan and then vegetable/potato mixture. Cover and stir every 5 minutes until just tender, uncover and allow potatoes to finish cooking while frying the outsides to a crisp!
Break up sausage right into a frying pan (yes use your hands, you'll thank me later when you aren't wresting to chop it up, partially cooked). Cook on Med-High. Continue breaking it up until its reached the desired stage (I like them smaller, others like big chunks). When your sausage is no longer pink and beginning to turn brown, sprinkle 2TBSP of flour on the sausage, 1TBSP at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the sausage and the roux you have just created turns a golden brown color, its time to add the milk. Add 1 C milk and immediately turn the heat down to Med-Low. Add in garlic, some salt, and pepper to taste. Toss in parsely and stir throughly. If you like it thinner, add more milk until its reached your desired consistency.
DO NOT SERVE THIS OVER BISCUITS. My fiance and I eat this for dinner, believe it or not, over the fried potatoes. its better if you eat it in a bowl, with a layer of shredded cheese in between the gravy and the potatoes. YUM!
Costs roughly six dollars as a dinner for four!
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