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How to Make Red-Eye Gravy

A traditional Southern gravy usually served with ham and biscuits. Follow these simple instructions.

Difficulty Level: Easy      Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:
  1. In a heavy skillet (preferably iron), fry some ham. Salt-cured country ham is preferred if you can get it, but a center-cut slice of ham is fine.
  2. Remove the ham and keep warm.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of water, black coffee, or a combination of both into the drippings.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping the dregs off the bottom of the pan. Continue stirring and boiling for a minute or two.
  5. Pour the gravy over the ham or into a separate pitcher.
  1. Serve this gravy with the ham, biscuits, grits, and eggs.

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