Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

So, I have a confession to make.  I don’t care for seafood.  Admittedly, I have had a bite or two off my husband’s plates over the years that didn’t make me gag, but generally speaking, I can’t do fish – cooked or raw, shell or not – it’s not happening.  For this reason, growing up in the Midwest has proven to be to my advantage – I have a lot of other protein options and a good steak is far more prevalent than any seafood fare on the menu.

However, being the doting wife that I am :), I’ve accompanied my husband to a number of seafood restaurants over the years.  My favorite part of these establishments is always the appetizers.  They’re always hearty, decadent and rich.  We visited a restaurant on the coast in North Carolina and their hush puppies dipped in honey butter are among my all-time favorite foods.   Needless to say, it’s not all that hard to get me in a seafood restaurant. 

You’re all probably familiar with these biscuits – they’re served with every meal at a large seafood chain. And I could eat about a hundred of them.

These are cheddar biscuits – soft, crumbly biscuits laced with cheddar cheese and topped with a buttery, garlicky sauce.  They’re best served warm, right of the oven – perfect with a big bowl of soup, chili or just own their own.  (Or, I suppose, with seafood.  But I wouldn’t know.)  I actually tried to make these with my favorite drop-biscuit recipe but they weren’t the same.  As much as I try to avoid using boxed mixes, I’m afraid that this recipe is best if you just follow the recipe.  I know, it hurts me too.

The best part about these is that you can make them start to finish in less than 30 minutes.  If you need a quick side dish or just a big, cheesy plate of carbs, give this recipe a try!

Enjoy!

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
Yield:  Approx 12 Biscuits
Prep Time:  15 minutes ♦ Bake Time:  13 minutes
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
4 Tbsp cold butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons dried oregano

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease or line one cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat mat, and set aside.

Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter until the butter forms small, pea-size clumps.  Add cheddar cheese, and milk. Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix.  Use a large spoon to drop scoops of dough onto baking sheet.    Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just start to barely turn brown.

While they’re baking, combine melted butter, dried oregano and garlic salt in a small bowl.  After the 8-10 minutes is up, remove from the oven and brush generously with the butter mixture.  Return to the oven for 2-3 more minutes. 

Serve warm.

Source: Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10203436613487467952 Elizabeth King

    Looks really good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11339016761160424069 Erin @ Lemon Sugar

    Thanks! Just checked out your blog, love it! I have a cheesecake recipe from my Grandma too, but haven’t shared it yet either. Just can’t bring myself to do it. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06382602040250560926 Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Erin! You have a really beautiful one yourself and I love this recipe for biscuits. They seem SO easy and absolutely delish. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.thoby Kenneth Thoby

    A few drops of clam juice in the butter makes it taste just like the real thing!