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It's Gravy, Baby

Lord Honey, biscuits and gravy are a Southern & Appalachian breakfast staple. We love 'em so much we eat it for supper ever' chance we get. No matter what y'all call it--sawmill gravy, white gravy, breakfast gravy, etc...there ain't nothin' better to spoon over a biscuit or ladle on country fried steak and mashed taters than a good ol' fashion gravy--like granny used to make.

Southern-Best Gravy

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 4


¼-cup bacon grease or canola oil

½-cup flour

1 ½-cup milk

½-cup water

½-tsp ground black pepper

¼-tsp salt

¼-tsp onion powder (optional)


· Place a medium skillet over medium-low heat, place the grease in skillet and heat for 3 mins.

· Add the flour and stir with a whisk until medium brown.

· Pour in the milk and stir with a whisk until starts to thicken, then add the water, and stir.

· Sprinkle in the pepper, salt and onion powder, taste to for seasoning level, adjust to your liking.

· Serve with warm biscuits, bacon, sausage, or fried chicken and cornbread.

Tip: This makes a great gravy for mashed taters.


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Love your recipes Jason. Being from Virginia, I love the southern way of cooking and I do a lot of it. Would be nice to have pics with all your recipes though. The taters and gravy recipes do not have any. I watched your tater video today and brought back memories of mom making them. And I could smell them cooking. Thank you.


My MIL from West Virginia used 1/2 Carnation canned milk and 1/2 water. She eyeballed how much grease she needed to leave in the pan and added flour until it looked right. I thank you for some measurements. I’ve always used equal amounts of fat and flour.

2 TBSP fat to 2 TBSP flour to every one cup milk. I’m gonna try your ratio and see how I like it because it sure looks good to me! I like to brown my flour a little bit, too. I’m a first time viewer but not a last time one. Looking forward to getting to know you.


Debbie Vanover
Debbie Vanover
05 thg 7, 2020

I am from KY!! Mamaw always made the gravy with half cream and half water. I loved this gravy honey!!

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