- 1/4 cup bacon grease
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- Kosher salt, to taste
Heat bacon grease in medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add in flour and whisk constantly until mixture turns light brown, about 1 minute.
Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; season with salt and additional pepper to taste. Use immediately on chicken fried steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.