This dish is one of my all time favorites. Whenever we go out for breakfast or brunch, I always search the menu for biscuits and gravy. I always look for it but I don't always order, I'm super picky when it comes to my biscuits and gravy, probably because I do enjoy making them myself. I'm one that says if I can make it better at home why should I order it out in a restaurant.
Another reason I don't order or eat this dish a lot is that your traditional dish isn't exactly the healthiest thing out there. Biscuits loaded with butter, white flour and probably sugar and sausage gravy that is loaded with more butter and flour. Nothing against butter, but when combined with flour, doesn't make for the healthiest combo. I've traditionally made my own version of this dish the same unhealthy way. So with this version I decided to make some substitutions and take this traditional dish and make it a little bit healthier.
A little bit of an aside, but my parents stopped by the morning I was making this dish. My dad's first comment when I told him what I was making, "Oh, shit on a shingle." The story behind that is when he was in the army, this was a normal dish that they were served. By the nickname though, they must not have been a quality biscuit or gravy. I guarantee that this recipe will not taste or look like shit on a shingle.
Since I'm not a baker and for sure not a Paleo baker I do need to give credit for this biscuit recipe to Jules at www.paleocomfortfoods.com. After quickly browsing his site, I for sure will be going back for other recipes.
Lastly, I don't think a biscuit and gravy dish is complete without a couple of eggs that are fried over easy. Nothing better than a runny yolk that gets soaked up by your biscuit. This will definitely be our new biscuit and gravy recipe. These biscuits were so light and fluffy too, I can see us using this for any and all biscuit needs. So even if you don't like the idea of "shit on a shingle" you can least have a new healthier biscuit recipe. Hope you enjoy!
The Cook & The Coach
Healthy is a LIFESTYLE.