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Country Fried Ham With Red-Eye Gravy Recipe

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35 min

Feeds 4-6 people

What Is Country-Fried Ham With Redeye Gravy

Why this recipe may not be the best thing for you, I grew up with it. My grandmother and mom would make us country-fried ham with redeye gravy every Saturday morning. I now make it for my family on Saturday as they did. It is a straightforward recipe too. I'm sure you will love it.

If you have never tried it, you really should. It is the ultimate in Southern comfort foods that, unless you grew up in the old southern home, you probably never have heard of. I recommend severing it with grits or buttermilk biscuits.

It is told that this recipe started on chuck wagons to help wake up the cowboys before they left for a long day of work. Why I do not know how true this is, I can say it turns out excellent made on a cast iron skillet on a campfire., and it is a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that will keep you going well until lunchtime.

What You Need

  • 1 Ham Steak, Cut into 4-6 slices
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c Strong Coffee
  • 1/4 c milk, you can sub water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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What You Do

  1. Heat pan to med-high heat, add butter and ham
  2. Fry ham on both sides until nice and brown. Remove from pan
  3. Add coffee to the pan and stir, scraping up all the bits at the bottom of the pan
  4. Add milk, salt, and pepper. Let cook for 3 minutes or until nice and hot
  5. Sever on top of ham with eggs and biscuits or grits

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© 2013 Brenda


Brenda (author) from Springfield, MO on June 23, 2013:

Thank, I hope you get a chance to try it one day

Tyler from Southern California on June 23, 2013:

I don't often find myself in posession of ham steaks... but this looks delightful!

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