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  • Picture is of a big ole plate of 'cats' full of good ole' Virginia Ham.
  • Often times the cooks would take treats like this out to the field
  • with big jugs of iced tea and kegs of water for the hard workers
  • in the fields about mid afternoon.
  • Some cooks would get sort of silly and make them in a cats head
  • shape.

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    " It was good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    A good biscuit, even though they only doubled in volume.
    See Mountain Country Cat Head Biscuits As Big As A Cats Head for additional comments.
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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    These are fantastic, I make them a few times a week, my family loves them.
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    " It was excellent "
    blueeyes68ky ate it and said...
    I have a feeling that grandma made biscuits like that.
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Terrific! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    shuga ate it and said...
    How fun!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Hey Lana gonna have catheads in the morning with sausage gravey. yum maybe some blackberry jam and butter too. High 5 thanks buddy.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I grew up with those famous cat head biscuits. I never really quizzed why they called them that...I guess I always thought it was because the biscuits were the size of a cat's head. But we sure loved/love those big ol' hot biscuits with butter....and I just saw your sawmill gravy recipe. *Swoon*....that's what I call eatin'. Thanks so much. Hope you're havng a great weekend! :) Vickie
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  • lanacountry 9 years ago
    Thank you all so much for your nice rating and comments on my recipes.
    Mine are mostly just like my name..country!!
    Blessings!
    Lana




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  • herby 9 years ago
    never heard of this but looks great
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  • keni 9 years ago
    I've been sharin' this one for ages on another site...just the classic cat head....no fuss, no rolling, no cutting...just barely mix, barely knead(if you can even call it that ;) and you bake...I'll only add, use your cast iron! ;) Thanks for the post...now I prolly won't bother posting it...I'll just link to yours if the question comes up! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    These sound like our family southern biscuits that have been made for generations. Thanks so much for posting it because I lost the original recipe. You are WONDERFUL!
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  • britnik 9 years ago
    these sound amazing, what a great post!
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  • lanacountry 9 years ago
    I didn't know you all would want to see these crazy old OLD recipes, and just took a chance..
    Thanks all! :)
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  • lanacountry 9 years ago
    It is a true story Bluewaters!! :) Just another
    version I told.. JB & I used to go to a lil restaurant here in the mountain years ago that
    served ONE biscuit with 'sawmill gravy' and a big ole sausage ..(yep thats what they called it) as a whole meal!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    An oldie but a goodie that we all love! My grandmother told me a story about these to. She said they would be so many workers that they had to feed at breakfast, that all the ladies made the biscuits big enough to hold ham or other meats, so that one would fill them up. My grandmother got into the habit of making them big all the time. She said some woment started making the biscuits look like catheads as a joke. I'm not sure if thats true but it was fun to listen to her stories.
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    What a great post, lana - love the story behind it! And if you could send me some of that good old Virginia ham for some sandwiches on these delicious biscuits, I'd be your best friend forever!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Meow-valous!! I had a recipe for these so long ago that I forgot about it. Thanks for posting!
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