Vernon WadeThere are lots of cooks out there who actually know what they are doing. I pretty much taught myself to cook, out of necessity. I haven’t a clue most of the time, but I do love to eat. 

I have made everything posted here. If I can do it, you certainly can. Someday, if there is enough interest, I will gather all these recipes into a cookbook. In the meantime, in the spirit of dashes, dollops and three-fingered pinches, I present them here for you to try. Let me know what you think.

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.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 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 minute 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!

Pie Iron Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy cooked in the pie iron
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Equipment

  • pie iron

Ingredients
  

  • 1 handful ground sausage formed into 5 small patties and pre-cooked
  • 1 12oz. tube of counterwop biscuit dough (10 biscuits)
  • 1 small jar gravy Sausage gravy would be ideal. I used turkey gravy
  • 1/4 cup butter or oil

Instructions
 

  • form sausage into small patties and pre-cook
  • wet a cutting board with cold water and smash rounds of counterwop dough into thin discs
  • pre-heat and butter pie iron
  • sandwich the sausage and gravy in the preheated, buttered pie iron. Place the iron on the coals for a few minutes before flipping it to heat the other side. Repeat this several times over the course of five minutes or so. Open the iron occasionally to check the progress and renew the coals if they start to cool.
Keyword B & G, Biscuit, Biscuits and Gravy, breakfast, camp cooking, hand pie, Pie Iron Recipe
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