Monday, April 1, 2013

green chili pepper jack biscuits with sausage gravy

 
 how was your easter?? ours was fantabulous.. we ended up having a house full.. it was wonderful.. we had an easter egg hunt for the kids.. and food galore.. {i will post about it on wednesday} but today is about uncle jimmy's sausage gravy..it's famous you know.. well it is in our family.. it's tradition.. with us all eating healhier these days we really only get it on easter, and i get calls a few days before hand "is jimmy making his gravy?" so the answer better be yes.. now this year he made pilsbury grand biscuits.. which is wonderful and we love it that way.. i had intended on making green chili scones and for some reason they didn't come out sconeyish.. {new word alert} but more biscuityish {there i go again}.. so they got renamed to green chili pepper jack biscuits.. i placed them by the gravy and well the rest is history as they say.. it was very yummy.. so the gravy recipe is uncle jimmy's and he made it.. but i can't imagine he would do a guest post so i will post for him.. ha :)
 


green chili pepper jack cheese biscuits

prep time: 14 minutes
cooking time: 13-15 minutes
servings: 18 biscuits

ingredients:

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tblsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
1 can of green chili's
1/2 cup butter, cold (i cubed mine and put in the freezer for about 15 minutes before using)
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded or cubed
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg

egg wash:
1 egg
1 tbls. buttermilk
whisk together..

directions:

pre heat oven to 400 degrees (f).. i used my food processor with the "mixing attachment".. in the bowl of your processor combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.. pulse a few times to combine.. add green chilis.. pulse again.. in a medium mixing bowl add egg and beat with a whisk, then add your buttermilk.. whisk until well incorporated.. start your food processor and through the top opening slowing add your egg and milk mixture to the flour mixture.. once thoroughly mixed add your cold butter and cheese and pulse a few more times.. it will form a ball and stick to the side.. it will be sticky.. turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead.. i separated it into 3 balls... flattened them out into a round disk about 1/2-3/4 inch thick, you will see chunks of butter it's ok then cut them into 6 wedges per disk.. put biscuits on a lined baking sheet.. brush tops with egg wash and bake for about 13-15 minutes.. you want them golden brown.. but still somewhat soft..



uncle jimmy's sausage gravy

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 30 minutes
servings 6

ingredients:

1 lb. bulk sausage, hot or mild {we like hot}
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups whole milk
salt and pepper

directions:

in a medium pan cook sausage over medium heat, breaking up sausage with your spoon as you cook it, you want it crumbly.. cook until browned and no longer pink.. in a separate large pot, over medium heat, melt butter, once melted add flour and combine.. cook for about 3-4 minutes.. {you've just made a roux} don't let it burn..now add milk, stirring constantly the hotter the heat the thicker the gravy becomes.. once all the milk is incorporated with your roux continue to stir until it's the desired consistency, if a little to thin crank up the heat keep stirring.. if to thick you can always add more milk.. once it's where you want it drop the heat to low and add cooked sausage to the gravy.. salt and add a lot of pepper.. stir.. and keep on low until ready to serve.. remove your biscuits from the oven, split one or two open and ladle on hot gravy.. a few dashes of tobasco a little more pepper and well you've got a meal fit for a king..

i hope you had a wonderful easter sunday.. and remember to always
enjoy and get cook'n!!!

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