My second house in Costa Rica had gas! That meant I didn’t have to cook in a rice cooker anymore! Yey! Don’t get me wrong, the rice cooker was great… but a stove is also great.
I love biscuits and gravy. I’m from the south, so biscuits and gravy is just in my blood. I was definitely craving this in Costa Rica, but couldn’t find cake flour at any of the markets. I decided to go with something with some local inspiration.
What you’ll need:
Pork products: either bacon, sausage, ham, or chorizo. I used both bacon and chorizo for this recipe.
Milk or buttermilk.
Salt and pepper to taste (I like my gravy with a lot of pepper).
The first thing I put together was some really simple, really delicious fried corn tortilla. I measured it at approximately one part masa harina (corn flour) to one part water, and then a dash of baking powder to add some fluff. Two small fists of masa harina was enough to make four small tortillas.
Put the masa harina into a small bowl. For one cup of masa harina, add about one cup water and 1/4 of a teaspoon baking powder.