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Ham and Grits with Red Eye Gravy

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  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Hominy grits 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Old Fashioned)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Country ham slices 12 Ounce (6 Pieces, 2 Ounces Each, 1/4 Inch Thick)
  Strong brewed coffee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water to boiling over medium-high heat; slowly stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until very hot. Cook ham, 3 slices at a time, turning once, until browned; transfer to platter and keep warm.
3. Add coffee, remaining 1/2 cup water, and sugar to drippings in skillet. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring until browned bits are loosened from bottom of skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve gravy over ham and grits.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1583 Calories from Fat 752

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 85 g130.3%

Saturated Fat 35.5 g177.3%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 317.9 mg106%

Sodium 3507.9 mg146.2%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.4%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 91 g183%

Vitamin A 22.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 5.8% Iron 50.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ham And Grits With Red Eye Gravy Recipe