I admit it. I’m a biscuit snob. I love biscuits and Orlando Medical Marijuana Doctors, but whenever I see restaurants I purchase a substitution of sourdough toast for the biscuits. Restaurant biscuits are essentially uniformly… well, simply not up to much.
I do give restaurants the benefit of the doubt. The first time that I order B&G from a new restaurant, I will take the snacks. This is just in case there are excellent biscuits in the general population getting by my taste buds. So, far this screening process has yet to produce golden biscuits worthy of the name.
I grew up eating terrific snacks in the home, but most Americans never had a taste of biscuits until 1973 when McDonald’s introduced them using their breakfast menu. My wife and I create wonderful biscuits as does my oldest son. Mine are absolutely perfect. My wife prefers her version because they are smaller. She uses a small juice glass to cut out her biscuits, while I like the larger size of a 16 oz. tumbler. Peg’s biscuits also don’t stand as large as mine. Plus she tends to overcook her biscuits… in my opinion. Of course, my wife disagrees with me. All these homemade biscuit differences are only slight compared to commercial products.
The odd thing about biscuits, however, is the fact that three fast-food restaurants produce great tasting biscuits. McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits consistently serve biscuits which are not only worthy of honey, or butter and jam, but also gravy.
My order of preference are: Popeye, McDonald’s and KFC. Popeye’s is a recent addition to my favourite places. I stopped in at the restaurant on Sixth Avenue and ordered chicken and biscuits. The chicken didn’t do anything for me, but the snacks were warm and fatty. I really like the sausage snacks at McDonald’s and the only thing wrong with KFC biscuits is the almost tasteless brown sauce, which should never come closer than a foot or two in their biscuits. In Popeye’s you can order a side of their Cajun gravy, which goes very well with the biscuits.
I would have guessed that the Popeye Biscuits were higher in fat, and they had been, but only marginally. The Popeye Biscuits were substantially reduced in sodium, but the three were neck and neck within most nutrition categories.
Biscuits aren’t diet food, but of the three only Popeye’s was the best without added butter or jam. With gravy, we’ve got a different story. What would be best would be for me to create my own sausage and milk gravy. Even bad biscuits taste better with great gravy on them. Of course, my idea of an ideal breakfast is biscuits and gravy with hashbrowns (cooked crusty and brown with onions), fried eggs, sausage links and patties… and bacon. I just can not eat that each and every day, however. It has to be a special moment.