Red Eye Gravy

The traditional accompaniment to country ham. Part of a well-balanced Southern Breakfast!

Add water (or black coffee) to fried ham drippings in a hot pan. Let sizzle and stir. Serve with country ham, biscuits, and honey.

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  1. judy moldenhauer said

    October 28 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    thank you so much for red eye gravy reciept. born in south carolina, mother fixed this gravy all the time, she is gone now, and ive really had a hard time trying to find this. i have lived in texas for a long time, but5 still fix the old southern food. i will buy your cookbook. thanks again.

  2. A Gift of Kentucky (Food) History said

    January 29 2012 @ 4:11 am

    […] of them part of the Kentucky Family Farm Oral History Project.  I want to share a few bracing-as-red-eye-gravy paragraphs from this book, in case you need a mid-winter anti-nostalgia remedy. (If I could vote […]

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