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Jamie shows you how to make a Simple Roux and Country Sausage Gravy.
Added on June 01 2010 | 19 Comments
I had some left over pork chops from dinner and decided to make biscuits and gravy to go with them for breakfast. It's been years since I made either, but Mom used to make it alot. I used bacon grease instead of sausage for my gravy which tasted good, but was lumpy. I knew where to get a "lesson" on making gravy. Some of our family receipes are the same as yours! I think I had the heat too high when I added the milk, and maybe the roux too thick. Now I know equal parts fat and flour and low heat when adding milk. Thanks, Jamie! I wish your family the very best!
By Sandy on July 13, 2013
Thanks a lot!
Off to the kitchen! Hope it gets as good as yours looks!
By Janese on April 05, 2013
My Mom grew up on a farm so we grew up eating ALOT of gracy dishes. My sisters didn't want to help in the kitchen so I was the one who learned how to cook at Mom's elbow. I'm still trying to trace recipes for things she made now that she's not with us anymore and your sausage gravy is the same as she used to make with hamburger because sausage cost too much when you're raising 5 kids on an Air Force Tech Sargent's salary. Now all I have to do is master biscuits.
By Cookie on January 03, 2013
Worked a Fire Lookout Tower back in the 70s and 80s and practally lived off Poor Man's gravy. Sunday mornings in the fall of the year a big skillet of fried squirrell and biscuits and gravy was the way to start the day. I do miss those days !!
By Bill on November 17, 2012
Thanks Jamie,it's been so long since I've tried to make Country Sausage Gravy that I was afraid to try. My mom use to make it a lot when I was growing up. So thank you now I can remember her all the more.
By Sally Gray on September 13, 2012
That's how my Momma showed me to make it!!! Love some country gravy!!!!
By Conni Tricoli on August 08, 2012
Hi Jamie, What an AWESOME video!!! We just love biscuits and gravy. Will need to make this sometime soon. Am planning to watch your new TV show this Saturday at 10:30 AM. Somehow, I always seem to have some plans and miss it, but not this Saturday. All for now. Keep up the good work!!! Take Care.
By Debbie Fannin on August 07, 2012
That is just how I make it and it is always a hit!
Someone asked how much milk. I use 2 cups of milk for 1/4 cup flour. And salt and pepper to taste.
So the writer who asked about how much milk for 1 teaspoon flour, it would only be about 2 tablespoons of milk - not hardly enough for a good bite!
By Jo Ann Sanders on August 07, 2012
I enjoyed this video, it brought memories of Sunday dinner and the good ol' days.
As I grew up, and learned how to cook from my mom, she used this basic recipe to make Fried Pork Chop Gravy, Fried Chicken Gravy and the Sausage gravy. My father was in the Navy during World War two, and he said they ate this gravy made with hamburger on toast and called it SOS. I'll leave it to you to figure out what that acronym stands for.
I'm thankful my mom taught me how to cook all variations of this gravy. As well as her turkey gravy made with corn starch. I passed these recipes down to my girls and my son. It's an awesome gift my Mom gave me, and your Mama gave you isn't it.
Life is good
By Sherry on August 07, 2012
Paula, I have your Southern Cooking Bible and it has already become my go to cookbook. I love southern cooking but could never find down home comfort food cooking. I started watching you on Foodnetwork and printing out your recipes. I have finally found the southern cooking I've been looking for. I hope I will have many years of going to your website, cookbooks and shows and learning how to fix southern comfort food. Keep up the good work and passing down those delicious recipes. Your friend in cooking, Tina Lund
By Tina Lund on July 09, 2012
If I used 1 teaspoon each of butter and flour, how much milk would I use to make a gravy?
By Sara Smith on April 22, 2012
Just watching you make this brought back so many happy memories. My grandma used to own an old-fashioned hotel down in the south and she served this to her guests. Everyone loved it. I think she used evaporated milk with water that made it real rich and creamy. And sometimes she made it with bacon, too.
What I wouldn't give to pull up a chair in her kitchen today...
By Blackberry Cobbler on February 29, 2012
Have you ever made this gravey with fried bologna ? my grandmother use to make it for me when I was a little girl growing up in Ky. I still make it once in a while. It is really yummy and brings back good memories. Thank-you Deen family for the best dishes.Janice M.
By Janice on September 27, 2011
This is amazing! I have to say this is my favorite country sausage and gravy. thanks for sharing!
By Tammy Crusan on September 23, 2011
Bobby this is the best , my mon called it poor mans gravy, she made it with bacon grease and boy its the best. I'll have to try it with saugage. is their anouther ingredient you know of to give it that Bob Evans flavor?
By Carol Blue on March 02, 2011
Hey Jamie, loved the recipe. Have you ever tryed it with hot dogs. Just cut the hotdogs in bite sized pieces, fry in butter or oil, the rest is the same. I was a divorced mother of three and had to strech every dollar. But my kids still say they loved the "Hot dog gravey".
By Vickie Owens on February 24, 2011
My mom has been gone since 99, and made a great white gravy. She would make it more often with hamburger, even venison. I never learned how from her, and I've been wanting to know for a long time. HAve always loved it. I am so glad this site has web videos aI can refer to and plop the laptop right there on the kitchen counter with me , SO I do not feel like I am going at it all alone! thank you Deens!
By Jenny Boerding on January 24, 2011
OH YEAH JAMIE, I GREW UP IN THE OZARKS OF ARK. AND MY MOM MADE IT LIKE THIS ON HER HOMADE BISCUITS FOR MY DADDY, BUT WATCH OUT HON, CAN;T EAT TOO MUCH. I KNOW WHEW WEE- NOTHING LIKE IT. I MADE IT FOR MY KIDS AND JUST WATCHING YOUR VIDEO, DENNY;S HAS NOTHING ON HOMADE.
By Rosie Herdman on January 05, 2011
Thank you so much, my Grandmother taught me this, but I have not made it in a
very long time. I am going to the kitchen and make some for this Country Girl.
I rate this 10+.
By Bobbi Hunter on December 30, 2010
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