Country Ham and Redeye Gravy
How to Make Country Ham and Redeye Gravy
- FRYING THE HAM
Trim off fat from country ham slices and render in hot skillet. When fat is crisp, remove the pieces and discard leaving the liquid in the skillet.
- With medium heat, lightly brown each side of the country ham, 3-4 minutes per side. Do not overcook as the ham will become tough.
Note: If the ham is too salty for your tastes, pour a cup of water in the skillet as you fry it and it will draw some of the saltiness out.
- Remove ham slices and drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
- MAKING THE GRAVY
Retain 3/4 cup of the grease in the skillet.
- Add the coffee and water and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour on hot biscuits and enjoy!