I live in the south, breakfast is so endeared here it’s often served for other meals through the day and many restaurants serve it 24/7. Speaking of which, there is a fast food restaurant (gasp, eye roll, sigh … I totally ate fast food once upon a time and get ready for this … I still do every now and then) here in Alabama that makes the BEST biscuit and gravy (yes, the BEST). Lately, I have caught myself driving past above mentioned fast food restaurant “white knuckling” the steering wheel to keep the car from directing itself right into the drive-through line. The time had come a gravy was necessary.
Since I had recently concocted a “biscuit” that I have been enjoying daily for breakfast with my eggs, I was already 1/2 way to my desired outcome. It has been a delight to be able to enjoy a sunny side up egg and sop up the yolk!
After many attempts and fails at creating a Keto friendly sausage gravy I have found success. Blessings abound, y’all! I made a fresh batch of the cheesy goodness biscuits this morning followed by a creamy sausage gravy and generously loaded them down!
My non Keto sister’s statement and I quote “it tastes just like biscuits and gravy” and then she did the little (“hey good job” head tilt). I’ll take that as a win for the keto’ers!
Find the biscuit recipe here
1 lb – ground breakfast sausage (mild Italian sugar free)
1/4 tsp – xanthan gum
1/2 cup – chicken stock
1 1/2 cup – heavy cream (land o lakes)
Salt & Pepper
Brown the ground sausage in a pan and then turn down the heat. Remove the sausage and leave the drippings in the pan, add heavy cream and chicken stock then stir. Once the drippings have mixed well with the liquids, increase the heat to medium heat. Using a whisk, stir in xanthan gum slowly, making sure to mix well (this can become slimy if you add too much, a little goes a very long way, so start with a little and add more if necessary). The mixture will start to thicken as it bubbles and you continue to whisk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Return the sausage to the gravy and blend well. Serve immediately!
Gravy Nutrition : Serving size 8
Calories 278, Fat 24.8 g, Carbs 1.9 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 8.4 g, Net Carbs = 1.8 each
*** this will vary greatly depending upon the brand of ingredients you use.
Pearl: Land o lakes heavy cream nutrition states 0 carbohydrates, so I add 0.5 per serving to account for hidden sugars.