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Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sammies with Home Fries

on September 24, 2013

 

Click Here to Print: Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sammy

Complete with heart-shaped ketchup.

Complete with heart-shaped ketchup.

As I was getting Ozzy dressed this morning I was thinking about what to make with leftover buttermilk that I bought for another recipe.  (It was the chicken for Buffalo (or BBQ) Chicken Salads, if you’re interested.)  He must be a mind reader because he said, “I want biscuits!” at that very moment.  No lie.

Biscuits it is, my friend!  We made a batch and ate them with honey warm out of the oven. Yum!

Easier than you would think to make at home!

Easier than you would think to make at home!

Biscuits were such a good idea that I decided to make them a part of dinner, too.

Ingredients for the Biscuits:

  • 2 c flour, plus more for working with the dough
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ¼ t baking soda
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ½ c cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ c buttermilk, plus more for brushing tops
  • ½ cup half and half

Instructions for the Biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork or your fingertips until a course meal forms.
  4. Add buttermilk and cream.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Dust a work surface with flour and get some on your hands. (The dough is still pretty gooey at this point, so don’t be afraid to use a descent amount of flour.)
  7. Dump the dough on the work surface and pat it down to be about 1 inch high.
  8. Turn a drinking glass upside down and rub the rim in flour (like you are salting a margarita glass).
  9. Use the glass to cut biscuits out of the dough and place them on the baking sheet.
  10. Reshape the scraps and repeat to make more.  For the last one, just shape it by hand.
  11. Brush the tops with buttermilk.
  12. Bake 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden.  Be careful not to burn the bottoms as they brown faster than the tops!

Ingredients for the Sammies:

  • ¼ c diced veggies such as onions and peppers
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 T half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices cheese of choice

Instructions for the Sammies:

  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and cook the veggies until tender.
  2. Whisk eggs, half and half, salt, and pepper together and add them to the skillet.
  3. Stir occasionally until eggs are cooked through.
  4. Cut the biscuits in half, add ¼ of the egg mixture on each bottom, top with cheese, and replace the top of the biscuit.
  5. Melt the cheese by placing it in a warm oven (optional).

Ingredients for the Home Fries:

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • kosher (or seasoning or garlic) salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions for Home Fries:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Wash and peel (or don’t) the potatoes.
  3. Dry them off and cut them into chunks.
  4. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Use your hands to toss them around, making sure to get a little good stuff on each potato piece.
  6. Bake on the lowest rack in the oven for 10 minutes.  Use a sturdy spatula to flip them, and bake another 5-10 minutes. (These times may vary depending on the sizes of your potato pieces.)

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • He can whisk the dry ingredients for the biscuits.
  • If you’re not afraid of a mess, allow him to help pat down the dough and cut out the biscuits.  Don’t worry, nothing in the dough will hurt anybody if you miss some while cleaning up! …isn’t this called “sensory play” or something?  I hear that’s good for a child’s development. 🙂
  • Have him help arrange the sammies by placing the cheese and biscuit tops on.
  • Have him help toss the potatoes with oil and seasonings for the home fries.
Enjoying some, ahem, "sensory play."

Enjoying some, ahem, “sensory play.”

As we were working with the dough, I told him to “hold his horses.” He then grabbed a chunk of dough and held it in his hands, looked at me with those giant, innocent eyes and calmly said, “I’m going to hold my horses.” Haha, he cracks me up! ❤

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