Does anyone else go to Red Lobster just to eat their biscuits?
I’ve done this many a time in the past with my mom. We’d get side salads just because we had to get something and subsequently stuff our faces with biscuits (don’t worry … we still tipped well, despite our whopping $4 bill. ).
So a few years ago, I found a recipe that produces biscuits that very closely resemble the Red Lobster biscuits, both in appearance and (more importantly) taste.
And guess what? They are so easy. I mean, really easy. They even use Bisquick … what could be easier than that?
This recipe is from Paula Deen’s cookbook, called “Living it up, Southern Style.” And really, what Paula Deen recipe isn’t amazing? Have you ever tried her “Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake?” It will change your life.
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
(Makes 10-12 small biscuits)
- 1 1/4 cups Bisquick (I use the Heart Healthy version, and it worked great)
- 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese (depending on how cheesy you want them!)
- 1/2 stick melted butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- dried parsley flakes (optional, in my opinion … I just sprinkle them on at the end for color)
- Set the oven to preheat at 400 degrees.
- Tear off some parchment paper and cover your baking sheet. (Note to self: tear the paper … not your thumb.)
- Put the Bisquick and grated cheese in a bowl.
- Add about 1/3 cup water and stir just to combine. If the mixture still seems extremely dry, add a little more water.
- Using a spoon, drop the dough onto the baking sheet.
- While the biscuits are in the oven, melt your butter. Add your garlic powder and salt and stir to combine.
- Bake the biscuits for about 10 minutes. You want them to be firm and just starting to brown.
- When the biscuits come out of the oven, immediately brush the butter mixture onto each one, using a pastry brush. Be generous with the butter!
- Sprinkle each biscuit with parsley flakes.
- Enjoy with your favorite soup, salad, or a big bowl of pasta.
These biscuits really are great. They’re very easy to make, they require minimal ingredients, and they taste super garlicky and cheesy. What could be better?
Question for ya …
Do you go to a certain restaurant just for one particular dish? Or maybe even just for the bread or salad (um … hello, Olive Garden!!)?