Ham with Red Eye Gravy

Ham with Red Eye Gravy

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Chef John 23826

"The way the bitter coffee marries with the sweet, smoky fat is far from unpleasant, and infinitely better than simply pouring the pan drippings over your food."
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30 m servings 214 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 1042 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ham scraps until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, reserving the grease in the pan.
  2. Place ham slices in the pan and cook over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Season both sides with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Remove ham and reserve on a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle flour over the pan drippings. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and pour in coffee into the pan. Cook and stir until combined and thickened. Season to taste. Return ham to the pan to warm through.


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We liked this recipe very much...I used crushed red pepper...not too much...and make sure you add enough salt!!! Keep tasting until you get it right...it will be bitter if not enough salt!!! T...

Wasn't a bad gravy...think I was expecting something different. I've never made Red Eye Gravy before. It could be operator error:)

I always make changes, I cook for 40 Seniors every day. But this is a great base idea. I use really strong french roast, and sea salt. I also used honey ham.

it was okay. Absolutely no need to put salt on smoked ham though.

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