Country Fried Ham with Red-Eye Gravy

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Although this recipe really should only be consumed by a true rebel, we will allow the occassional yank to partake. And you wonder why Southern men wake up so early.


  1. Soak ham in milk overnight.
  2. The next morning, wipe ham with paper towels.
  3. Put just enough ham fat into skillet to keep ham from sticking.
  4. Have skillet hot, not too hot.
  5. Slowly brown ham evenly on both sides.
  6. When done, remove to hot platter.
  7. For the gravy, add the coffee to ham drippings in skillet, sprinkle with a bit of pepper and let come to a boil.
  8. Stir well and serve piping hot with biscuits.


Most Helpful

Soaking the ham in the milk removed a lot of the salt. We really liked this dish. It reminded me of the breakfast my Mom use to make with fried grits, eggs and biscuits. Thanks Bogey's Mom

bullwinkle November 15, 2004

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