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Red Eye Gravy

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red eye gravy

Red eye gravy is one of those easy, old-fashioned recipes deep rooted in Southern tradition. Sometimes called “poor man’s gravy”, it’s made with the drippings from country ham and spiked with strong black coffee. Whether it’s ladled over a slab of salty country ham or soaked up with a buttermilk biscuit, this simple gravy is a yummy way to relive the folklore from which it originated.





Red Eye Gravy




1 lb Loveless Country Ham
1/2 cup coffee
3 T brown sugar
2 cups water


First grab a cast iron skillet and throw in the ham pieces. Start stirring when the ham starts to juice. Pour in the coffee and brown sugar. Fill the skillet the rest of the way up with water. Bring to a boil and you’re done!



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