Creamy delicious heaven over biscuits is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of my mama’s Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits; I can not begin to tell you in words how amazingly good her Southern Sausage Gravy is over her homemade biscuits.
Place a large well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium heat, let cast iron heat up a few minutes before adding 1 pound pork sausage with sage ( I used Jimmy Deans pork sausage with sage today.)
Brown the sausage breaking it up with a metal spatula little by little. Once the Pork sausage with sage has browned, remove the sausage from the cast iron skillet using a slotted metal spoon, place sausage in a bowl till needed; reserve the oils from sausage to make the gravy.
Add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter to reserved sausage oils in cast iron skillet, let the butter melt, careful not to burn or scorch the butter; add 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to the melted butter and reserved sausage oils, constantly stirring flour and oil mixture till the roux is only lightly cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the cooked sausage back to the cast iron skillet
Then add milk to the roux and cooked sausage very slowly, stirring the mixture the entire time, add the half and half cream next very slowly, season with a pinch of cayenne, kosher salt, and coarsely ground black pepper to own taste. Continue to stir till gravy tightens to a thick creamy texture.
Serve over hot fresh oven-baked biscuits with eggs, sliced tomatoes, thick sliced bacon, and toast.