Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shit on a Shingle

We have all heard it referenced at one point in time or another.  But, how many of you really truly know what shit on a shingle is?  It is simply water gravy made from meat grease served over toast.  Sounds good right?  Hardly.  But it so very is!  Honest to god it is absolutely delicious.  And with my family being straight up hillbillies from the deep down south, we are all no strangers to this dish.  We have had it made just about any way.  From budding beef to bologna and any other way in between.  But for me, it's all about the bacon.  It's always all about the bacon when it comes to me.  Because, I think that bacon makes everything better.

1 lb. of bacon
9 T. of pancake mix
3-4 cups of water
fresh cracked pepper
8-12 pieces of white bread (toasted)

-In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, fry your bacon in batches of 4-5 pieces at a time (or however many you can fit in without them overlapping).  Make sure that you are not removing any of the grease, it is necessary to make the gravy.  Once all of the bacon has been fried and placed on a paper towel-lined plate to the side, you can begin to make the gravy.  Reduce the heat down to a low-medium.  Stir the pancake mix right into your still hot bacon grease.  Bring this to a frothy boil (which happens quickly) and add in 3 cups of water.  Stir this well (you may have to take your heat down a notch at this point).  If you prefer your gravy to be thinner, start adding in more water at about 1/3 of a cup at a time to reach the consistency that you are looking for.  Give it a healthy sprinkle of pepper (salt is not necessary since you made this from salty bacon-but you could toss it in if you think it needs more).  Serve this gravy over some freshly toasted white bread alongside some scrambled eggs and bacon.  Serves 4-6.  Enjoy!


  1. I just had a heart attack :) but I would enjoy it LOL