Originally Posted by ScottyDaQ
Gravy recipe officially requested...
Since I am from Texas I feel that I can comment on the Gravy recipe.
Save about 1/4 cup of the oil that is left from frying all of the chicken fried steaks. I just pour off some of the oil leaving all of the residue for flavoring. The amount of oil you start with will determine how much gravy you will finish with.
Add flour to the oil and stir it until it makes a paste. You may have to shake in some flour a couple of times to get the cosistency right. You are really just making a roux.
Stir constantly with a wisk and watch the paste until it reaches the point where it is about to burn. When it turns a nice brown color and starts to smoke a bit, add milk. " You need to have the milk ready to go". I do this by feel so I don't know how much to tell you to add. If you are using a medium size cast iron skillet with the amount of roux specified then fill it to about half way with milk.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil for about a min. Stirring constantly " this will get the lumps out" and reduce heat. Let it simmer for about 20-30 min. covered and stir a couple of times.
Make sure you have some biscuits to pour it over also.
Bigwheel may have one better but this is gooooood.