Red-Eye Gravy

This is hands down the best red-eye gravy, my Dad's recipe with a few add ins.

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  • Heat grease, add flour and sugar until dissolved and incorporated with ham grease. Add water, coffee and bullion cube, stir until gravy is well blended. Turn down heat and cook for 1 minute, add butter and cook for 1 minute longer. Serve immediately with hot biscuits or grits.
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"This is hands down the best red-eye gravy, my Dad's recipe with a few add ins."
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  1. Patrick J.
    Very tasty! Regarding those purists who insist that redeye gravy is coffee and ham grease, period, I was born in North Carolina, have relatives on my mother’s side in eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, and spent much of my childhood in Elizabethton, TN., where my grandma Nora Welborne would make a redeye very similar to this. I had it over ham and biscuits for many a breakfast. Redeye gravy, like most dishes, varies from place to place even in the same region. There is no such thing as a “real” redeye.
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  2. CindiJ
    Very tasty and easy to make. Hubby was impressed! Will make this again!
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  3. bjanna1951
    I've had red-eye several times but never really liked it. My family insisted on gravy for the ham so I looked around for a recipe. I came across your recipe and tried it. It was a hit! And, I loved it too. I don't care what people say, this is red-eye gravy primo!!
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  4. Marshall M.
    Great recipe and as for the people criticizing the hame the first ingredient in the list is the ham grease aka ham drippings please read full recipe before knocking it
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  5. Eddie A.
    To echo another reviewer: That may be tasty, but it is NOT Red-Eye gravy. Red Eye gravy is made from ham pan drippings and black coffee - nothing else.
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