I've been experimenting with this biscuit-making business at home, and it turns out it's a lot easier than I suspected. My ultimate guide turned out to be the Homesick Texan, whose simple and stunning recipe works like charm. My original intention was to whip up a batch for an intense version of biscuits and gravy, but after that was done, I still had dozens of biscuits sitting around the kitchen with no real idea what to do with them.
Suddenly, memories of McDonald's starting bubbling in my brain, and all I could think about was a sausage and biscuit sandwich with a single slice of American cheese. It's a dead simple recipe. All you have to do is cook up a patty of sausage and slap it on a biscuit with cheese.
The key is to make those biscuits from scratch. Of course, you could use the frozen kind, but they are really easy to bake at home for a truly memorable version of this breakfast classic.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, cold
- 6 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 6 slices American cheese
- Canola oil
Preheat the oven 450°F. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Chop the butter into small pieces, and then add to the bowl. Using your finger, rub the butter and flour between your fingers until the flour looks like it has pea-sized crumbs.
Cut out the biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. You should get about 5 to 6 biscuits. Place on a greased baking sheet and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
Form the sausage into 5 or 6 patties. Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Add a bit of a canola oil, then add the patties. Cook until completely cooked, turning every minute or so. Drain on a paper towel.
Slice the biscuits in half. Add a slice of cheese and a patty of sausage in between and serve.