Food - Drink
Sausage Gravy Vs Country: What's The Difference?
Some of America's most scrumptious foods have Southern roots; just hearing "the South" can conjure images of fried chicken, peach cobbler, and banana pudding. Biscuits and gravy are high on the list of iconic Southern dishes, and biscuits can be served with either sausage or country gravy — and yes, these two gravies are different.
Though the terms are often used interchangeably, sausage gravy is a white, milk-based sauce made by browning sausage in a pan before adding flour, milk, and seasonings. Country gravy uses the same ingredients as sausage gravy, but leaves out the sausage — however, this doesn't mean country gravy is vegetarian or vegan.
Country gravy is often made with the fat of whichever meat the gravy will be served with, such as ham or fried chicken. Luckily, you can make a country gravy without meat drippings by substituting the animal fat with butter; just combine flour, butter, and seasonings, add milk, stir, and let everything simmer until thickened.