SOUTHERN BISCUITS, COUNTRY HAM AND RED EYE GRAVY

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Red Eye gravy is a must in our house. It’s so easy to make and once you’ve had it, you’ll make it over and over again.

One of my all-time favorite meals for breakfast is biscuits, country ham and red eye gravy.  If you are not familiar with red eye gravy, you are missing something.  This makes a breakfast treat on the weekends.

Red eye gravy, country ham and biscuits is the best breakfast ever!

2 to 3 large slices country ham

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup cold coffee

Fry the ham in a skillet on top of the stove.  Remove ham from pan, add water and coffee and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes.  Serve over ham slices or biscuits. (Note:  If the ham does not have much fat on it and is not making any drippings in the pan, add the water before removing the ham and let simmer for about 3 minutes, remove ham and add coffee to water so that the gravy will have a ham flavor).

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 heaping teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup buttermilk

Cut the shortening into the flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and enough buttermilk until flour sticks together in bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface adding more flour if dough is too moist and roll out to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with cutter and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed. Cook about 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown at 450 degrees. Makes about 15 to 20 biscuits depending on the size of your cutter.

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Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

This delicious ham and gravy is a classic that never goes out of style. The gravy is super easy to make and one your family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Red Eye Gravy, Southern Biscuts, Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 large slices country ham
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cold coffee

Instructions

  • Fry the ham in a skillet on top of the stove.  Remove ham from pan, add water and coffee and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes.  Serve over ham slices or biscuits. (Note:  If the ham does not have much fat on it and is not making any drippings in the pan, add the water before removing the ham and let simmer for about 3 minutes, remove ham and add coffee to water so that the gravy will have a ham flavor).
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