Chicken Fried Steak and Biscuits and gravy share a crucial tasty element, southern style Country Sausage Gravy. Cooking up a batch is so easy and quick that you want to add this recipe to your repertoire. The most important ingredient is a good quality sausage. You can use uncooked sausage in bulk, patties, links or even make your own. If you choose to use links just remove the sausage from the casing first. Remember to taste as you go to season to your taste (some sausage is more salty and spiced so fry up a little to give yourself a base tasting). Also you can optionally add heat by adding red pepper flakes, cayenne or your favorite hot sauce.
1 pound good quality sausage
1 small sweet onion finely diced
3 Tbsp. flour
Butter if needed
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes, cayenne or your favorite hot sauce to taste
Heat a skillet to medium and break up and brown the sausage and onion. The fat from the sausage will render and you want 3 Tbsps. of fat. If the sausage is really lean you can add a little butter and if there is too much fat pour a little off. Stir in the flour and cook to remove the raw flour taste then whisk in the milk a bit at a time until you reach the consistency you want. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. If you want to add some spicy heat add your heat of choice until you get it just right. If the gravy starts to tighten up, add a little more milk to thin it out. Keep warm until serving and enjoy!