Biscuits and Gravy are an old favorite of mine. When I learned you can make them in a pie iron, I knew I had to give it a try.
- 1 handful of ground sausage formed into 5 small patties and pre-cooked
- 1 12oz. tube of counterwop biscuit dough (10 biscuits)
- 1 small jar of gravy
- butter or oil
I used counterwop biscuit dough, a jar of turkey gravy (couldn’t find sausage gravy), and sausage patties I precooked and froze before the camping trip. I wet a cutting board with cold water and smashed rounds of dough into thin discs which I used to sandwich the sausage and gravy in the preheated, buttered pie iron.
The first one quickly toasted a golden brown but turned out to be a disappointment. It was cold in the center and the dough wasn’t quite cooked through. Experimenting, I found that pulling some coals away from the fire gave me better, more consistent heat.
I placed the iron on the coals for a few minutes before flipping it to heat the other side. I repeated this several times over the course of five minutes or so. I opened the iron occasionally to check the progress and renewed the coals when they started to cool. The results were more than satisfying. Hot gravy and sausage, surrounded by a crunchy biscuit crust. Delicious!