Cracker Barrel Sawmill Gravy is delicious over biscuits and chicken fried steak. White sawmill gravy made with bacon grease and seasoned with black pepper is soul-satisfying southern comfort food.
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What Is Sawmill Gravy?
Sawmill Gravy is a traditional Southern variation of a Béchamel sauce that folks often serve on top of country fried steak or biscuits. It consists of milk or cream, meat grease, flour, salt, and plenty of pepper. It can be either a white or light brown gravy, depending on the fat used (butter or meat drippings).
Why Is It Called Sawmill Gravy?
As a hearty and cheap meal, Sawmill Gravy was a popular meal for cooks to serve at logging camps and old-time sawmills during the 1800s. It was commonly made with cornmeal, bacon drippings, milk, and seasonings. Because it was gritty gravy,