Recipe by Norma
"Made by my grandparents. Serve over biscuits."
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1 (1 pound)
smoked ham steak, cut into serving pieces
1 1/4 cups
I have to admit, I was leary about making this, since I don't like coffee. But wow, it is reallllly good. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used butter in place of the oil. It just sounded better. Hubby complimented me on this meal more than normal.
I had never had redeye gravy and had only heard of it, so I didn't really know what the end product was supposed to be like. I poured most of the oil off before adding the coffee for the gravy--it seemed like just too much oil. I served the gravy on mashed potatoes. The gravy had an interesting and different taste, but I don't think I will make it again. Maybe it's one of those things you have to be raised on.
Coffee and ham together are delish! I use a pat of butter instead of oil, and don't add any more salt if the ham is really salty. I serve this with grits and biscuits and scrambled eggs.
Note to those who want thick gravy...Find another recipe..This is exactly what redeye gravy is supposed to taste like..DO NOT add flour to thicken..this gravy is best served over grits or biscuits.
redeye gravy is a true southern tradition..there is even a little jingle.."grits and gravy and black eyed peas..doo da doo da...lol...we either had a ham steak with it or fried catfish but there were ALWAYS grits made with it instead of potatoes or rice. Oh..and the grits should be buttered, salted, and peppered...not sugared like cream of wheat.
My hubby took one bite and said, "Umm, this is good". The girls took a bite and said, "WOW, this is really good; give it four stars mom"! I took the advice from Cynthia and served it with scrambled eggs and grits. Thanks Norma, for finally a different way I can prepare my ham steaks!
It was ok but not like grandma used to make.
I had never even heard of redeye gravy so when I saw this, I was intrigued. I feel as if I must have done something wrong because I didn't like the end result of this. I come from Seattle where we love all things coffee related and yet, this wasn't what I imagined it would be or COULD be. Maybe I just need to go try it from someone who knows what they are doing with it >.<
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ham with Redeye Gravy
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 353
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