The Heart Attack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10 biscuits
For the Biscuits
- 2 Cups Self Rising Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Cup Cold unsalted Butter, cut in chunks
- 3/4 Buttermilk
- Fresh Black Pepper for tops
- Heavy cream for tops* see note
For the Gravy
- 1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage
- 1 Tablespoon Butter I know, but it adds a little more flavor
- 1/3 Cup plus 1 tablespoon Flour
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 3 Cups Milk
- 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 dash of hot sauce
- Salt to taste about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
- 8 Slices of Bacon cooked
- Medium Cheddar Cheese sliced
For the biscuits
Heat the oven to 425 degrees f.
Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the butter and using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the flour mixture.
Slowly add the buttermilk and stir in using a fork. Once the dough is pulled together roll it out on a lightly floured surface and fold over onto itself a few times, adding more flour to the counter as needed until the dough is not sticky.
Cut out biscuits, and brush the biscuits with a little heavy cream and sprinkle with fresh black pepper.
Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 11 minutes.
Remove from oven and set aside on a cooling rack.
For the gravy
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
Crumble the sausage into a large skillet and add the butter. see note
Cook until all of the sausage is browned and add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon to cover all of the meat.
Add the heavy cream and milk and bring to a boil.
Turn down to low heat and simmer until thickened, adding the black pepper, nutmeg and hot sauce as it cooks.
Salt to taste and serve immediately.
I accidentally brushed too much cream on the biscuits which weighed them down a little while baking. Make sure you use a light hand.
The gravy has a few secrets that make it a little different than most gravies, however while there is plenty of grease it's the butter that keeps it tasting creamy and buttery and the nutmeg gives a hint of warmth instead of a bland gravy.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.3g | Protein: 12.9g | Cholesterol: 86.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4.9g