Country Ham with Redeye Gravy

"For true redeye gravy," Roevis says, "you must use caffeinated coffee for the pick-me-up quality."

Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 cups hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 (12-ounce) slices boneless country ham


  1. Stir together coffee and sugar; let mixture cool.
  2. Cook ham in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove ham, and keep warm, reserving drippings in skillet.
  3. Add coffee mixture to skillet, stirring to loosen particles from bottom; bring to a boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half (about 15 minutes). Serve immediately with ham.
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