White Country Gravy
Source of Recipe
"A Southerner may choose honey, molasses, or even butter and jelly for their biscuits, but all of us know what we really want: white country gravy. A spoonful of this creamy, savory gravy sends nearly every Southerner with taste buds into fits of joy. White country gravy, sometimes called just white gravy or country gravy, is a simple five-ingredient recipe, and it's nearly as versatile and universal as cornbread (and without sugar!). With just butter, flour, milk, salt, and pepper, you can make a gravy that is great with mashed potatoes or pork chops, biscuits or bacon. Cake and frosting, peas, and carrots, milk and cornbread: Some things just belong together, and biscuits and gravy is one of those duos that is unbeatable—at least in Southern recipe books."
Recipe Link: https://tinyurl.com/whitecountrygravy
List of Ingredients
◦ 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
◦ 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
◦ 2 cups whole milk, warmed
◦ ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
◦ ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
◦ ¼ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
◦ ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
◦ Pinch of ground cayenne pepper or a few drops of hot sauce (optional)
Melt the butter in a small skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly; do not let the flour brown.
While whisking, add the warm milk in a slow, steady stream. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the gravy thickens and begins to bubble, stirring slowly but constantly. Season with pepper, salt, and any of the desired optional seasonings. Serve immediately. White Country Gravy is delicious with fried chicken or country fried steak.
Makes 2 cups