Grandpa's Eggs and Poorman's Gravy

Kim Biegacki


Alright, I know this is extremely simple breakfast but I just had to post it. Everytime I make my eggs this way I am brought back to my grandparents house and my Grandpa Campbell making breakfast.

He LOVED to make breakfast and this was another meal he made us quite often. I just love it! Simple yes, but simple good too.

Now, my Gramps could lay down a mean spread when it was the holidays and breakfast was the only meal you really needed to eat. Because we would have steak and eggs, homemade biscuits w/poorman's gravy, bacon, sausage, homemade applebutter w/fresh baked bread that had been toasted, and a array of other goodies at the table. It was a breakfast fit for Kings & Queens and I remember them fondly and with great pride that I had such amazing grandparents who loved me so.

OK, ok....a little too sentimental and I am stopping now since I am tearing up a little.

Lovin' the old West Virginia ways of my Grandpa's Cookin'.


★★★★★ 6 votes

2 servings
15 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 4 medium
    hard boiled eggs (still hot)
  • 4
    pats of butter
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    salt and pepper
  • 4 medium
    homemade biscuits or pillsbury store bought
  • 4 slice
    fresh made bacon

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    bacon grease
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    a little milk too

How to Make Grandpa's Eggs and Poorman's Gravy


  1. Prepare your bisquits and fry up your bacon and boil your eggs.
    Peel your eggs while still hot and slice them up or mash with a fork like my Grandpa Campbell did.
  2. Now, add your pats of butter and generous amount of pepper and a little salt.
  3. Make up your gravy with the pan grease from the bacon a little butter and flour mix all together in a pan. Add a little milk if you want your gravy thinner.
  4. Get your biscuits and open the up and pour your poormans' gravy over them and add your mashed eggs on top with 2 slices of bacon. You are ready to eat.

    We only make poorman'ts gravy once a month if that. Try not to enduldge in it too much. :-) But, boy did my Grandpa love his poorman's gravy!!
  5. This is normally how I eat my mashed eggs over one slice of low calorie toast. Not quite as yummy but still tasty and of course a pickle to go with it since I'm not getting any bacon! hehe

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About Grandpa's Eggs and Poorman's Gravy

Course/Dish: Eggs, Biscuits, Gravies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #eggs, #poorman

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