You may or may not be familiar with the local Mom & Pop diner’s in your home town that serve their specialty menu Items. My town is no different and one of the traditions at my local diner is to serve what is called, “Killer Hash Browns” or “Killers”. Technically, the Killer’s is a glorified gravy packed with 3 different pork products, cooked sausage links, ham and bacon, plus a mix of sauteed onions, bell peppers and cheese. The Killers don’t just grace the top of hash browns, however. You can order them over the top of an omelette, biscuits or, my personal favorite, a chicken fried steak. In this recipe I’m going to show you how to do it for about $10 bucks and it should easily feed 2 to 4 people.
What I use to make Killer Hash Browns
There isn’t just one way to go about making these Killer Hash Browns. You can change it up any way that you see fit. I’m going to include all of the links for each of the recipes here too. For example, you’re going to need either a frozen bag of Hash Browns or Fresh Potatoes to grade your own. You’re also going to need to make a Breakfast Gravy. You can cheat and use a powdered pack, like I do in the video tutorial, or you can make your own favorite recipe if you have one.
As I mentioned before, you’re going to need sausage, ham and bacon. A pound of each will be plenty. Also, one chopped Onion and Bell Pepper but feel free to add or supplement any ingredient. Mushrooms would be a nice addition. The rest of the basic ingredients will be listed below.
Killer Hash Browns Ingredients:
1 bag frozen Hash Browns 1 lb Sausage, links 1 lb Bacon, sliced 1 lb Ham, diced 1 Onion, diced 1 Bell Pepper 1 tbsp Olive Oil 3 tbsp Peanut Oil 1 tbsp Butter 2 cups Breakfast or Country Gravy Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Cook sausage for 1 hour, flipping half way through and bacon for 30 minutes. Be sure to watch and follow the instructions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make these Killer Hash Browns.
This is the perfect Drop Biscuits recipe for you. They are very light and fluffy and they pack a sweet buttery flavor that just melts in your mouth. They only take a few minutes to mix and they are in and out of the oven in practically no time at all. I would dare say that this Drop Biscuits recipe is better than KFC’s Biscuits. And if you’re making Biscuits and Gravy then this is most definitely the recipe for you. But, I would highly recommend that you try them with my family Egg Gravy.
Drop Biscuits and Breakfast Gravy
I love these Drop Biscuits with Breakfast Gravy. My Egg Gravy recipe doesn’t have the traditional sausage base. I love sausage and I love sausage gravy but my Egg Gravy derives it’s flavor from bacon. It’s thick, hearty and I can guarantee that you’ll fall in love with it the first time you try it. And if you’re feeling frisky, try my Scotch Eggs recipe. If you don’t know what those are, you’re going to have to click the link to find out because there is all kinds of goodness wrapped up in there.
Drop Biscuits Ingredient:
1 cube Butter, melted (1/2 cup)
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tarter
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Milk
Be sure to watch the short video tutorial. Bake 12 to 15 Minutes at 450 degrees and let the Drop Biscuits cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Here’s a recipe that has been in my family for years, and we call it Egg Gravy. As you may or may not have guessed, it is a Breakfast gravy we traditionally serve over hand torn pieces of toast instead of biscuits. I’ve changed the recipe a little bit over the years but in my opinion, I’ve stepped in up a bit and made it even better; more of a restaurant quality. It’s very similar to the idea of a Sausage based Breakfast Gravy, but instead of using sausage, we use Bacon. with the added bonus of scrambled eggs; which is why this recipe is called, Egg Gravy.
The interesting factor is the traditional Egg Gravy recipe doesn’t have any meat in it at all. Though I did mention that bacon is at the heart of my recipe, there isn’t any in the original. However, bacon grease is used as a starter to make a Roux. Then you just add milk and eggs and stir until it thickens, and voila, you have Egg Gravy. My recipe however, does in fact use bacon. You can even add sausage with it as well if you’d like or replace it altogether. It doesn’t matter. As long as you follow the basic fundamental rule when you are making gravy, and that is to stir, stir, stir and don’t burn the bottom of your gravy. If that happens, it’s over. The burnt flavor will spread like a contagion and ruin the entire Egg Gravy. So take the time to babysit your Breakfast Gravy for a measly 10 minutes with a constant stir and praise shall be your everlasting reward!
Egg Gravy Ingredients:
!/4 pkg of Bacon
2 Chopped Green Onions
3 tbsp Flour
2 cups Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste (Pepper is usually 1 tsp but the salt will depend on your tastes)
Slice your bacon into 1/4 inch pieces and chop the Green Onions into Scallions. Over medium high heat cook the bacon thoroughly, then add the onions. Separate the bulk from the bacon grease and add the flour to make a Roux. Once it becomes thick and darkens a bit, add the milk a half cup at a time. Bring the gravy to a light boil before you add each half cup and whisk the clumps of flour that thicken in the milk until the mixture becomes smooth. Go back and forth like this until the milk is gone, then add the eggs. Once you’ve stirred in the eggs and they are cooked add the cream and simmer until it thickens for the last time. Serve Egg Gravy over Hand Torn Pieces of toast or your favorite biscuits.