The Best Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy

Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy is a southern staple breakfast recipe that starts with salty, dry cured ham. The gravy is flavored with strong black coffee and served over grits.


Thank you so much for the tip about making the country ham more tender. I bought some and it is chewy like you mentioned so I am going to try this milk bath for the first time.

— Cured country ham — Milk — Oil — Black coffee — Water — Cornstarch


Place the sliced country ham and the milk in a bag and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.


Remove the ham and wipe dry with paper towels.


Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.


Add the ham and cook briefly until the fat is cooked through and the ham. Remove the ham from the skillet. Mix the coffee, water and cornstarch together and pour into the pan.


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