Aunt Pat's Italian Gravy

Posted by Unknown Sunday, March 21, 2010
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
Cook time: 15-20 min.
Difficulty: 1

Zo got home from dinner last night and said to me, "Aunt Patty was saying she reads Cooking for Zo everyday hoping to see something about her." So I thought to myself, "I will name that Italian Gravy I made this morning in her honor!" Maybe I should have called this Ptuo (Greek for spit) Gravy. Why you ask? Aunt Pat constantly cracks me up when she talks about something or someone she does not like because she will end her thought of it in a spitting noise. Something about this is not only endlessly entertainment to me but also very endearing. I especially love it when Zo has just been around her Aunt and will be filling me in on what they were jibber jabbering about. She will be telling me about their conversation and add in the patuwie sounds. I LOVE IT! I can just imagine Aunt Pat doing it and it makes me smile inside and out! So Aunt Pat, try out this Italian themed gravy and enjoy! (I hope you don't go Patuwie after having it.)

1 1/2 cups milk
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp fresh basil (diced)
1 tsp fresh Italian parsley (diced)
1 tsp fresh chives (diced)
1 tsp fresh oregano (diced)
1/4 tsp fresh sage (diced)
1/8 tsp ground thyme
4 slices Coppa (diced)
1 slice deli bacon (diced)
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)

In a small bowl whisk together seasonings, herbs, milk and flour, till even. Sit to side until ready to use.

Over medium high heat fry bacon and Coppa for 7-9 minutes or until crisping. using a wooden spatula slowly stir in the flour, milk, herb mixture until even. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally, then turn heat to low and let simmer for 3-5 minutes until thickened. Serve over biscuits.


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