Country-Fried Ham With Redeye Gravy

This image courtesy of Tom Eckerle



Cooking MethodPan-frying



Recipe CourseMain Course

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and TextureSavory


  • 4 slices country ham, each ¼-inch thick (preferably with the bone)
  • Milk
  • ½ to 2/3 cup black coffee
  • Bacon press (optional)


  1. Trim the skin off the ham, leaving as much of the fat as possible.

  2. Soak the ham in enough milk to cover for about 20 minutes.

  3. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

  4. In a large heavy skillet over moderate heat, brown the ham on each side, using a bacon press to keep the ham from curling and to help it cook evenly.

  5. Remove the ham to a warm plate.

  6. To deglaze the skillet, add the black coffee and cook, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan.

  7. Reduce the mixture over high heat for about 1 minute.

  8. Pour the redeye gravy over the ham and serve hot with fried eggs.


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We love red eye gravy and the only change I make to yours is that I use 1/3 cup of coffee and 1/3 cup of Coke (not diet). Being from Georgia we try to sneak in Coke when we can! I know many small diners across the State use this formula also. Matthews Diner in Tucker, Ga. is where I learned this little trick.

Now this is the way our mother cooked for us back in the day ! its easy,fast and has alot of love in it ! She use to tell us don't just throw your food together ! Take pride in all you cook ! Cause if the food looks good then it will taste good to you and others !


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