Aunt Thelma's Red Eye Gravy

Gina Davis

By
@GMarie65

Original Red Eye Gravy is just country ham drippings and strong black coffee. I have had it many times made by my MomMoo (mom) like this poured hot over grits and fried eggs with a hot buttered biscuit to dip in it! YUMMMMM!!!! When I want the real deal this is how I still make it. But my kids think the bitter has to be calmed down so I go to my 79 year old Aunt Thelma's recipe.


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Serves:

2 - 4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

country ham slices
fatty country ham scraps
1 Tbsp
butter
2 tsp
flour
1 c
strong cold black coffee
water for thinning (if needed)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
fry your ham slices and remove to plate leaving drippings in the pan
2
add fatty scraps to pan and cook on medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes to render fat from scraps. Remove from pan leaving drippings
3
add 1 tablespoon butter and melt into the "drippings"
4
stir in 2 teaspoons flour and whisk until brown
5
add 1 cup strong black coffee and whisk until smooth.
6
turn heat to simmer and let reduce by at least 1/3. Whisking every so often.
7
serve hot over grits, mashed potatoes, eggs biscuits any thing that you want to kick the flavor up on :)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom