Monday, July 30, 2012

Gluten-Free Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy were a special treat in my home growing up. We only had it when my Aunt Doris came to visit about once or twice a year. When I was older, before I discovered the joy of cooking real food, I use to make them with refrigerator biscuits, powdered gravy and precooked sausage. Yuck! That just won't do anymore. This recipe is proof that you can still enjoy your favorite foods even if you do go gluten-free.

1. Start by baking your biscuits. You can make the gravy while they are baking. Click here for a great biscuit recipe form Elana's Pantry or try the one below. I am still working on making my own recipe.

Drop Biscuit Recipe

2 ½ cups almond flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon honey

Combine the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Combine both together and mix well. Use a spoon to scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Adjust the size according to how big or small you want your biscuits. Bake them (at 450 degrees F) for about 15 minutes or until brown.

2. Cook your sausage.

Homemade Sausage
We usually buy our ground pork in bulk at Costco and then make a large batch of the below recipe and freeze them in individual packages. 

1 lb ground pork
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sage
2/3 teaspoon marjoram
1/3 teaspoon savory
1/3 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, grounded

Place pork into a large bowl. Add all the spices. Combine together well. I usually use my hands to make sure that it is combined well.

Place sausage into frying pan. Cook until it is brown and crumbly.

3. Create Gluten-Free Gravy

Gluten-Free Gravy

1 lb cooked sausage
2 tablespoons white rice flour
2 cups of milk

When your sausage is cooked check how much oil you have in the pan. If you have less than 2 tablespoons add enough butter to make up for it. Add white rice flour and cook until the flour absorbs the oil. Add the milk 1/4 a cup at a time until it is the consistency that you want it.

4. Combining all items into biscuits and gravy

Place a crumbled biscuit in each bowl, top with sausage and then the gravy mixture.

Coconut Oil French Fries

These have to be the best french fries we have ever tasted. Best of all, they are healthy and packed with flavor.

Coconut Oil French Fries

6 medium potatoes
1/2 cup of coconut oil
Season salt to taste

Wash the potatoes. Leave the peels on. Slice them to French Fry shape. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Lay the potatoes in the pan. Make sure that they are laid out flat and not overlapping each other. You might have to cook them in several batches depending on how many fries you want to make. Season the fries with season salt. When they are golden brown flip them over and cook until both sides are golden brown and they are soft in the middle.