It’s Farmageddon week and there’s no better way to kick off the second week of college football than with some early morning vittles. So this week we went with some biscuits and sausage gravy, but with a twist. We will make a meal and STUFF it in the biscuit before we cook it. It’s the only real way celebrate Kansas State and Iowa State’s farm bred rivalry. Let’s do this.
Super Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- Shredded Cheese, we went with HEB Smokey Chipotle Cheese
- Frozen Shredded Hash Browns
- Olive Oil
- 6 Slice of HEB Jalapeño Bacon
- 5 Eggs
- 1 package of Purnel’s Old Folks Country Sausage
- Milk for gravy
- Flour for gravy
- Garlic Powder
For the stuffing, using a griddle:
- Turn on the griddle and set it to high
- Cook the slices of bacon
- Put the bacon to the side
- Add oil to the griddle where it almost totally covers it
- Toss the frozen hash browns on it
- Let it cook for a couple of minutes
- Add some salt and pepper to the hash
- Add some more oil on top of the hash
- Let it cook for a couple of minutes
- Flip the hash
- Let it cook for about 4 more minutes and then take off
- Crack 4 eggs in a mixing bowl and add a splash of milk
- Stir up the mix and add some pepper
- Pour slowly on the griddle
- Let it cook for a minute or two
- Flip the eggs and let it cook for about 4 minutes
- Remove the scrambled eggs
For the sausage gravy:
- Set the stove top to medium
- Add the package of sausage to a pot
- Let it cook, while separating the sausage with a spoon, until it’s all brown
- Pour in milk to the desired gravy size
- Sift in flour gradually while stirring the gravy until you get your desired thickness
- Add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
- Once the gravy is to the desired thickness, get the stove to low/simmer
For the biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball.
- Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out in desired circular size. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Although some parchment paper would help out alot.
- Crack open one egg and scramble it up in a cup.
- Place the hash browns, eggs, bacon, and cheese in the middle of the biscuit, leaving enough room to fold up.
- Fold up the biscuit dough to cover the stuffing as best you can
- Using a basting brush, dip in the egg wash and brush the biscuits
- Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
- Serve with gravy on top and any leftover stuffings.
Man o man. It was alot of work as you can see, but it was totally worth it. The biscuits came out perfect. The crunch of the edges and the warm, gooey center matched better than I thought. Each bite had a hearty flavor that changed constantly. I washed it down with some Boulevard Chocolate Ale, mainly because it can serve as a breakfast beer but also because it was light. This is in the lead for Feedings of the Year.
Now on to the games. Most of the morning games outside of Farmegeddon sucked. I watched Stanford lose close to USC (shockingly) at the gym. I’m happy to report that I did not watch an SEC conference game. Even the Big 12 games were weak, except maybe the Texas vs BYU game.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the end of another awesome rivalry. Notre Dame played Michigan for the last time in awhile. It makes sense, the Irish have lost more times than won in the last ten years or so to the Wolverines.
So Farmageddon. I knew that last year was a fluke. Fluke as in the blowout was a fluke. This year delivered completely differently. There was no blowout by any team. It ended up being quite competitive. Fortunately for this K-State fan, the Wildcats pulled out late and held on. But it was ugly.
First of all, Kansas State went up 13-0 when it should’ve been 21-0. They came out strong but lost their step both physically and mentally. Penalties, missed passes, and poor tackling let Iowa State come back in to the game. Heck they even took the lead by more than two scores. Credit Mark Mangino doing some trickeration on that.
The second half was a different story. Jake Waters and company calmed down, stopped making mistakes, and clawed there way back. Well, Jake Waters really clawed this team back. But it was more for running than passing. He didn’t have a passing touchdown but ran for two, with no interceptions. Collin Klein is coaching him up well.
So what does this mean for Kansas State? Welp, there’s plenty of film to go over and coach for while getting ready for Auburn. I think if they came out here and whupped Iowa State, they would’ve been punched in the mouth harder against Auburn and may not recover. At least with this game, the flaws are now known and they can fix them before the big Thursday night game.
What a great week for college football. The food was steller, the beer washed down great, and I was treated to some heart pounding football. I couldn’t ask for any more. Well, maybe a bigger belly for the biscuits. Or least an extra belly.