Cat Head Biscuits #food

This is a clue to the surprise I promised Sweetie Pie, which she’ll tell you about on Caturday.

Cat Head Biscuits

A ham biscuit has ham on it and a cheese biscuit has cheese in it, so a cat head biscuit….

No, a cat head biscuit is called a cat head biscuit because it’s as big as a cat’s head. How big that is depends on the size of your cat, I suppose. Cat Head Biscuits

Cat head biscuits are especially popular in the southern USA, and probably originated there. They’re extra-large drop biscuits, crispy on the outside and meltingly tender on the inside. They’re best hot from the oven but, now that we have microwaves, we can pop a cold cat head biscuit in and freshen it up in a few seconds. They’re even good cold.

You can make a big batch for breakfast and leave the rest (if there are any left) in a bowl on the table for snacks or to use for a lunch sandwich. They go great with any kind of gravy, too, or crumbled into a thin soup to give it body.

And there’s nothing like the look on a kid’s face when, after a sleepover at your child’s house, you say, “Who wants cat heads for breakfast?” 😉

You can make them with Bisquick or Jiffy Mix; you can make them with all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt; or you can make them with self-rising flour, but the secret to their deliciousness is for the liquid to be buttermilk. If you don’t have any buttermilk, pour a little vinegar into some regular milk and let it sit for a few minutes, then use that.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Think up a weird name for a regular food. Jane, remember what we called steaks when we were in college?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Cat Head Biscuits #food

  1. Dan Antion

    October 29, 2014 at 7:11am

    Biscuits have to be one of the best things from the south. I’m not sure if they invented them, but they perfected them. And, when they added gravy, well, what’s better than perfect?

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  2. Jane

    October 30, 2014 at 10:35am

    I am sorry to say I don’t recall the true name of steak.
    But I do remember the restaurant you said had more grand openings than Barnabas’ coffin!

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      Marian Allen

      October 30, 2014 at 12:52pm

      Ho, yes, I remember that restaurant. 😀

      Many’s the evening we came home from class and unlocked the lock box and fried up some SNAKE to go over rice. lol

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      • Jane

        October 31, 2014 at 10:10am

        Oh, yeah. The SNAKES!

        I find they taste just like chicken. Er, steak.

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  3. michael

    March 23, 2015 at 6:23pm

    A ham and cheese biscuit sounds like it tastes great, can’t wait to try one.

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      Marian Allen

      March 23, 2015 at 6:36pm

      Biscuits are a quick-bread, so you don’t have to wait long! 😀

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