Bacon Gravy with Biscuits
Have you seen my beautiful golden flaky, crispy, chewy Buttermilk biscuits made from scratch?
If you haven't, please do me a favour, please go n see my foolproof recipe and a step by step pictorial for the delicious buttery-ness thats seems so wrong but is sooooo right!
And as you might know, biscuits are incomplete without gravy. And this recipe of gravy is bursting with flavour! Laced with the flavours of smokey bacon and those sweet scallions and a tad bit of garlic, it is absolutely divine!
Just the sight of the biscuits smothered in this gravy is such a turn on! Although I might add, as addictive as it is being the ultimate comfort food, this is a once-in-6-months-kind-of-a-meal. Rich is its middle name and well unless you're ready to zumba for 4 hours for 3 days atleast after eating this, I'd suggest you go easy on it.
I served the gravy n biscuits with Crispy fried Chicken, fresh slaw and followed it up with Red Velvet Mini bundts
On to the recipe!
Time taken: 30 mins
3-4 strips of smoked bacon
3 scallions sliced thinly
1-2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
2 tbsp flour
1 cup of milk, cold
salt if required
freshly cracked black pepper
2 tbsp butter
Pinch of love
In a saucepan, melt your butter on medium heat.
Take a moment to admire these beautiful smoked strips of bacon.
Chop them up into smaller bits.
When the butter is all melted, add in the bacon bits to the saucepan.
Let the bacon cook for 10 mins or so till it turns golden and starts to crisp up. Add in the garlic to the pan
Saute it for a couple of minutes till the bacon browns and the garlic turns golden.
Add in the flour
Saute for another minute or so till the flour is a little cooked.
Add in the scallions. You can add the scallions before the flour too. Makes no difference.
Start adding in cold milk gradually while whisking the roux.
As it starts thickening up, add in the black pepper and the paprika. The smokiness of the paprika goes brilliantly with the smokiness of the bacon.
Let it simmer for a minute or so till the sauce reaches its desired consistency and you're done! Adjust for seasoning ofcourse. Spoon this gorgeous gravy over the fresh, warm home made butter-y biscuits. Yummm!!