We joined Chef Jay Rathmann from BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company to learn how to make his famous biscuits & gravy. These biscuits are the lightest, fluffiest you’ll try. You can watch the video to follow along to see how it’s done. Give it a try at home and when you do, don’t forget to upload a picture and tag @NevadaMilk and @BJsNVBBQ. 

Buttermilk Biscuits & Country Gravy

Ingredients

Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 5 Cups All purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1.5 Tsp Granulated sugar
  • 4 Oz Salted butter, cubed
  • 4 Oz Lard, cubed
  • 2 1/4 Cups Buttermilk

Country Gravy

  • 6 Tbsp Salted butter
  • 6 Tbsp Bacon grease
  • 3/4 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground white pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 Gallon Whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked, diced bacon
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked, diced breakfast sausage

Instructions

Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Stir together the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter and lard until combined.
  • Stir in and fully incorporate buttermilk until a dough is formed.
  • Placed on a floured table and knead 6 to 8 times, then roll out to 1/2" thick.
  • Cut square or with a biscuit cutter.
  • Bake at 325 to 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Baste with melted butter when removed from the oven.

Country Gravy

  • In a small saucepan melt butter and bacon grease, and bring to a simmer.
  • Add flour and stir until smooth and remove from heat.
  • In a large saucepan on medium heat add milk and stir until milk is 175 degrees.
  • Add remaining spices and whisk together.
  • Add flour mixture to milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add bacon and sausage.
  • Continue to whisk and cook gravy until thick and smooth in texture.
  • Serve over biscuits.

Recipe courtesy of Jay Rathmann of BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company.

 

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