Our favorite version of the Southern classic, freshened up with herbs and sweet onion.
1 pound chicken breakfast sausage, such as Double DD Meats
½ cup chopped sweet onion
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper, more to taste
1. Break sausage into small pieces with a spoon and cook in a single layer in a large heavy skillet. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Add the chopped onion and continue to cook until onion is translucent and lightly browned.
2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle in the flour and stir to incorporate with the sausage, onion and pan drippings. Stir mixture and cook for another minute or so, then pour in the milk, stirring constantly until mixed.
3. Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens. (This may take 10-12 minutes.) Sprinkle in the seasoned salt and pepper and continue cooking until very thick and luscious. If it gets too thick too soon, just splash in ½ cup of milk or more if needed. Taste and adjust seasonings, then add chopped parsley. Spoon over warm split biscuits to serve.