Maple Sausage Patties (8 patties or 12oz)
1/2 tsp dried sage
Sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Butter (you will need about 4 Tbsp of fat from your meat so add butter if you need more fat)
4 Tbsp. flour
2 cups of milk
¼ tsp of salt and pepper
Using a large nonstick skillet, turn the heat to medium and add the sausage patties. Crumble the sausage and break it up as it browns.
Add the sage and crushed red pepper flakes to the meat as it cooks. Completely cook the meat through after several minutes.
You need about 4 Tbsp. of fat from the cooked meat, so you’ll need to determine how much butter to add to the pan to have enough fat for the gravy. I added 2 Tbsp. pictured here.
Melt the butter completely and then sprinkle the flour all over the sausage and fat. Turn the heat down and coat the sausage with the flour and turn several times to cook the flour.
Add the milk and turn the heat back up to medium. Continuously stir the meat and milk as it starts to boil. Once it boils, turn the heat down to low. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
You may add more milk if needed but be careful, so it doesn’t get too runny.
Serve with warm biscuits! (These were Cheddar Bay Biscuits - So good!
If you can't tell by now, but I truly love maple flavored meats with my breakfast. This dish doesn't need to have the Maple Sausage, so if you can't find any you can buy regular pork sausage and add some maple syrup if you want. I just love the sweet maple flavor combined with the spice from the red pepper flakes.
Biscuits & Gravy is so classic and comforting. Paired with store-bought biscuits, you can put this together so quickly. I prefer the Cheddar Bay Biscuits because we are fancy like that ;-). I hope to one day have my own biscuit recipe to make this a true homemade dish.