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Ham with Red Eye Gravy

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  Ham slices 4 (Cut 1/4 Inch Thick, Country Style)
  Freshly brewed coffee 1 Cup (16 tbs)

With a sharp knife, trim the excess fat from the ham slices and cut the fat into small bits.
Place the fat in a heavy, ungreased 12-inch [30-cm.] skillet and, stirring frequently, fry over medium heat until the bits are crisp and have rendered all their fat.
Discard the bits of fat.
Fry the ham in the rendered fat, turning the slices so that they color evenly.
Transfer the fried ham to a warmed platter and pour the coffee into the skillet.
Bring to a boil over high heat, meanwhile scraping in the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan.
Boil briskly, uncovered, until the gravy turns red, then pour it over the ham and serve at once.
Ham with red-eye gravy is a favorite breakfast dish, traditionally served with boiled grits or hot biscuits—or both.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
1 Minute

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 199 Calories from Fat 92

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.8%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 72.8 mg24.3%

Sodium 838.5 mg34.9%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.4%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 25 g50.3%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 1.3% Iron 7.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ham With Red Eye Gravy Recipe