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Breakfast Gravy And Biscuits Meet Root Vegetables

Enjoying the bounty of root vegetables? Try combining them with breakfast gravy and pour it over some biscuits to have a hearty start to the day.

Root Vegetables and Biscuits

Photo: Skånska Matupplevelser (flickr) and Daniel Orr/Earth Eats

Consider serving this breakfast gravy with veggies over top of Grandma's Buttermilk Biscuits.

Working seasonally can sometimes begin to drag.

Over the summer I couldn’t stand the sight of yet another tomato. By fall, the apples were piled on the prep table. Now, it’s the season of root vegetables. I know, I know…life is tough and I have the ‘misery’ of cooking with extremely fresh local vegetables. Woe is me!

I find myself searching for new ways to cook them. So, a few weeks ago, I threw some in with the biscuits and gravy and…success!

Breakfast Gravy With Winter Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 5 cups cold milk
  • 3 veggies for roasting (carrots, potatoes, parsnips, beets, etc) – equivalent to three cups raw
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Peel and chop all the veggies.
  2. Toss veggies in olive oil, place in pan, and bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes (or until veggies are cooked enough to put a fork through). Once veggies are done, melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add flour to melted butter and stir with whisk until well incorporated. This might get lumpy, don’t fear, just keep whisking!
  4. This needs to cook on medium heat for about five minutes to cook out the raw flour taste. Stir occasionally or constantly (whichever makes you more comfortable) – try not to let it brown.
  5. Add the cold milk slowly, whisking the entire time. (This may get lumpy, too, but again don’t fear, just keep whisking!) Whisk on medium heat until it begins to thicken, then add roasted vegetables.
  6. The longer you cook it the thicker it gets, so cook it until it is the desired consistency and add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Pour over your favorite hot biscuits and enjoy!

If you’re looking for a fabulous biscuit recipe to serve with this fancy breakfast gravy, try Grandma’s Buttermilk Biscuits.

Clara Moore

Clara Moore is a chef from St. Louis finding her way in Seattle, one plate of food at a time. She lives in a cedar cabin in the woods and cooks at home a lot more now than ever before.

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