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Sunday, September 3

Price Family Biscuits & Gravy


The sanity of my moms side of the family has always been questionable... and this breakfast is a prime example of where things go a bit awry... in an oh so wonderful way.

Dave calls this "stodge on a plate".
You wont need to eat for the remainder of the day after this one.

This breakfast was the only way my mom could get my sister and I out of bed on weekend mornings... and today, she uses it to bribe us to come visit. It is always an ordeal when this breakfast is made.... everyone jumps in and starts tearing everything... bacon, biscuits, eggs into little bits, tossing them into a big bowl (in my moms case, into the big "bowl we're never gonna use", named that because when my mom wanted to buy it, my dad said to her, "We're never gonna use that bowl!")

It is important that you do not use real, home-made biscuits....
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME..
ok.. maybe you should...

WHAT?? you ask!? OMG! Blasphemy! Yes, that's right... all the way back to my grandma, we've been using those little tubed pilsbury biscuits. I think its these biscuits imperfections that makes them perfect for our biscuits and gravy. Fresh biscuits are too light and fluffy... they wont hold their own against all the other ingredients and eventually fall apart into mush. Trust me.. I've tried. If it aint broke, dont fix it. Besides, the crown jewel of this breakfast is the gravy!



INGREDIENTS
4 poached eggs
6 pieces of fried bacon
6 large pilsbury biscuits
3 tablespoons flour
"alot" of milk (my mom's exact words when I asked her for a measurement)
pepper and salt to taste

METHOD
Tear everything up and throw it into a big bowl.

Dave busy at work on this most difficult, finger searing step.

TO MAKE THE GRAVY
In your pan with the rendered bacon fat, add the flour and stir constantly to make a roux. Stir until nice and smooth. Add milk... I'd say 2 cups at least to start.. and keep adding more until it is to the thickness you like. Never stop stirring. Add pepper and salt to taste... sometimes a bit of Mrs Dash.

pre-gravy

Once the gravy is done, pour it over the bits in the big bowl, and stir everything together. Eat.

Find a place to take a nap.

5 Comments:

Blogger wheresmymind said...

that looks IN-CREDIBLE!!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Price side of the family huh? :)
....Mom

10:46 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Boy did I need this yesterday morning. Had a latte for breakfast then went on a 5-hour Alpine hike and now after 9 hours' sleep. I'm STILL tired. Looks wonderful!

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Greg Gibson said...

Mmm.... This looks very good right now, especially with my uber-empty stomach!!!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Grey said...

Lea needs to add a disclaimer. I can vouch for how GOOD it is, but frequent ingestion can turn "To Die For" into "To Die From!!... And to 'Susan in Italy'; this is not an energy food...you will want to sleep after eating this for breakfast..
Lea's mom & I once ate this (because Lea & her sister didn't show up) made with a POUND of bacon, a full DOZEN eggs & 24 Biscuits... the 2 of us!!! I slept for 2 days!

8:54 AM  

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