Southern Sausage Gravy


1/2 lb breakfast sausage, crumbled
2 T butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 cups milk
kosher salt
black pepper

In a large skillet over medium high heat, crumble up the breakfast sausage.  I use a potato masher to break the sausage up into smaller pieces.  Cook until no longer pink.  Add the butter and once it is melted, stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the milk and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally.  Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.  If it gets too thick, add some more milk.  Enjoy!