“Sugar Roux” Sausage, Rice and Gravy2019-11-25
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Interestingly the gravy is not sweet; caramelizing burns out the sweetness.
- 2 12 ounce packages of sausage, cut up
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 10 oz water
- 2 cups cooked rice
Cover the bottom of a pot with about 1/8" depth of vegetable oil, pour 3/4 cup of sugar into center of pot.
Cook over medium heat, you'll begin to see the sugar breakdown. As it does begin stirring, you'll begin to see the sugar darken.
Once it's the color a dark caramel add sausage and brown. Add onions and garlic and continue cooking
Once sausage is browned add about 10 ounces of water, cover and simmer. Serve over rice.