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'.


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2 servings
15 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


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


bacon grease
a little milk too

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


  • 1Prepare 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.
  • 2Now, add your pats of butter and generous amount of pepper and a little salt.
  • 3Make 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.
  • 4Get 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!!
  • 5This 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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