Aunt Thelma's Red Eye Gravy
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- country ham slices
- fatty country ham scraps
- 1 Tbsp
- 2 tsp
- 1 c
- strong cold black coffee
- water for thinning (if needed)
1fry your ham slices and remove to plate leaving drippings in the pan
2add 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
3add 1 tablespoon butter and melt into the "drippings"
4stir in 2 teaspoons flour and whisk until brown
5add 1 cup strong black coffee and whisk until smooth.
6turn heat to simmer and let reduce by at least 1/3. Whisking every so often.
7serve hot over grits, mashed potatoes, eggs biscuits any thing that you want to kick the flavor up on :)