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Deep Fried Biscuits on the Stove

Fried biscuits and gravy homemade from scratch are amazing. Fried in a pan on the stove or deep fried in a Dutch Oven for a side dish with fried chicken legs or a Southern breakfast dish. Golden brown and fluffy on the inside, no oven necessary to make these.

Fried Biscuits

Yes we have baked fluffy Bisquick biscuits before when we are in a rush. When it is hot outside though and I don’t want to heat up the whole house, biscuits fried in a skillet is the answer. Made from scratch with or without gravy over the top these are easy to make. (affiliate links present)

Biscuit Fried

Now there are a few ways to make the topping. If you are making meat on the side you can follow our tips for making  Gravy From Chicken Drippings here. Works great with what’s in the pan after making a turkey as well. Also made on the stove you mind as well use what’s already in the pan vs. canned broth.

We also have instructions for Instant Pot Sausage Gravy as well. If you want a fast option where you throw everything in and walk away until the time beeps this is a great one. I love using spicy ground Jimmy Dean version which will give it a bit of a kick and wake you up in the morning.

How to Fry Biscuits

Deep Fried Biscuits

Now you could fry biscuits in a pan using our Mayonnaise Biscuits and fry them in hot oil this way instead of using a muffin tin. Those will turn out more like pancakes but still the same flavor and a fun way to make them for a different shape and crispier than most.

Below we share How to Make Biscuits From Scratch, which is the same whether you bake them or fry in oil. While you create the biscuit dough you should heat the cast iron skillet with vegetable oil inside because that will take a while to come up to temp.

What is the best oil temperature for frying? This is key!!! This is How to Tell When Oil is Hot Enough to Fry. You do NOT want to add food into lukewarm oil because all it will do is soak it up and take forever. Then you have a oily soaked piece of dough which will be quite icky. Use a thermometer and wait until it reaches between 350 – 365 degrees F. Hotter will burn the outside so this is the sweet spot.

Deep Fried Biscuits

How to Make Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

You could also make pan fried biscuits with just like 1-2 inches of oil where you will fry and then flip to the other side until golden brown. Choose which you think you will prefer.

  • 2 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar optional
  • Salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Butter frozen, shaved
  • 1 c milk

Biscuit Gravy comes in a variety of forms and flavors depending on the region you live in. We have an easy version below you can follow but if you have your own brown onion gravy you have made for years then by all means go with that one. 😉

  • Butter
  • 3/4 lb ground sausage spicy Jimmy Dean is best
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • All purpose flour
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1.5 c milk whole

You will just add salt and pepper to taste when it is done to your liking.

How to Make Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

How to Fry Biscuits

In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients for biscuits. Put butter in freezer for 20 minutes, then shred with cheese grater into dry mixture. Use pastry cutter or hands to incorporate into shaggy mixture.

  • Make a well in the center and add milk. Use spoon or hands to incorporate JUST until it is mixed but no longer to keep fluffy.
  • Dump on to cutting board very lightly floured and press with hands until it is 1 inch thick. Use biscuit cutter to press down into rounds.
  • Pour vegetable oil into Dutch Oven or deep pan about 2-3″ high over medium high heat. Once it reaches 350 degrees carefully lower dough rounds inside for about 2 minutes or until outsides are lightly browned.
  • Break one in half to ensure that is long enough to cook all the way to middle.
  • Set on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Then start the gravy if you want both.

Pan Fried Biscuits

Heat up butter in a skillet over medium high heat and add diced onions and ground sausages. Break apart and cook until browned. Use a spatula to remove into a bowl but leave grease in the pan. Add flour and a pinch of salt black pepper. Whisk to create a roux. Whisk in milk and chicken broth. Cook until thickened. Add sausage and onions, stir and turn off so it continues to thicken. Serve.

Biscuit Fried

Fried Canned Biscuits

You will follow the same steps for Canned Biscuits but typically these are not quite as heavy so they’ll be faster.

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Fried Biscuits

Fried biscuits and gravy homemade from scratch are amazing. Fried in a pan on the stove or deep fried in a Dutch Oven for a side dish.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, deep fried, fried
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Biscuit Gravy

Instructions

  • Fried canned biscuits – if using these you would skip two steps and just start heating the oil. You can submerge as is or flatten 1 a bit, fill middle, and place a 2nd flattened biscuit on top. Seal sides and carefully submerge until golden brown and cooked in the center.
  • Homemade fried biscuits – In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients for biscuits. Put butter in freezer for 20 minutes, then shred with cheese grater into dry mixture. Use pastry cutter or hands to incorporate into shaggy mixture.
  • Make a well in the center and add milk. Use spoon or hands to incorporate JUST until it is mixed but no longer to keep fluffy. Dump on to cutting board very lightly floured and press with hands until it is 1 inch thick. Use biscuit cutter to press down into rounds.
  • Pour vegetable oil into Dutch Oven or deep pan about 2-3" high over medium high heat. Once it reaches 350 degrees carefully lower dough rounds inside for about 2 minutes or until outsides are lightly browned. Break one in half to ensure that is long enough to cook all the way to middle.
  • Set on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Then start the gravy if you want both.
  • Heat up butter in a skillet over medium high heat and add diced onions and ground sausages. Break apart and cook until browned. Use a spatula to remove into a bowl but leave grease in the pan.
  • Add flour and a pinch of salt black pepper. Whisk to create a roux. Whisk in milk and chicken broth. Cook until thickened. Add sausage and onions, stir and turn off so it continues to thicken. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Fried Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 601mg26%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 621IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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big jim

Monday 2nd of October 2023

this is awesome i love it so much i fed it to my dog and he fell asleep from excitement i hope he wakes up soon

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