Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Makes 6 servings

This recipe was a special treat for reader Melody Lee during childhood visits to her grandmother's farm.  A classic Southern recipe, redeye gravy is served on a biscuit with ham for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare frozen biscuits according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; remove ham.

Step 3

Add flour to skillet; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Add brewed coffee, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened; return ham slices to skillet. Stir in salt, pepper, and, if desired, hot sauce.

Step 4

Split warm biscuits in half. Top bottom halves with ham slices. Pour gravy over ham; cover with remaining biscuit halves. Serve immediately.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used White Lily Southern Style and Buttermilk Frozen Biscuit Dough.

Ratings & Reviews

Patricia1966's Review

February 12, 2013
This might be good gravy but it is not red-eye gravy...there is no flour in red eye gravy