Made by my grandparents. Serve over biscuits.

Norma
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet. Fry ham on both sides until browned. Remove ham and set aside. Stir coffee and salt into the hot oil. Return to a boil over medium heat, stirring to get any bits of ham that may be stuck to the pan. Cook until the mixture has reduced by 1/3. Remove from heat and serve over ham and biscuits.

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Nutrition Facts

440 calories; 39.2 g total fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 1750 mg sodium. 0.1 g carbohydrates; 21.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I have to admit I was leary about making this since I don't like coffee. But wow it is reallllly good. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used butter in place of the oil. It just sounded better. Hubby complimented me on this meal more than normal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2006
I had never even heard of redeye gravy so when I saw this I was intrigued. I feel as if I must have done something wrong because I didn't like the end result of this. I come from Seattle where we love all things coffee related and yet this wasn't what I imagined it would be or COULD be. Maybe I just need to go try it from someone who knows what they are doing with it. Read More
(7)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I have to admit I was leary about making this since I don't like coffee. But wow it is reallllly good. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used butter in place of the oil. It just sounded better. Hubby complimented me on this meal more than normal. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I have to admit I was leary about making this since I don't like coffee. But wow it is reallllly good. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used butter in place of the oil. It just sounded better. Hubby complimented me on this meal more than normal. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
Coffee and ham together are delish! I use a pat of butter instead of oil and don't add any more salt if the ham is really salty. I serve this with grits and biscuits and scrambled eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
Note to those who want thick gravy...Find another recipe..This is exactly what redeye gravy is supposed to taste like..DO NOT add flour to thicken..this gravy is best served over grits or biscuits. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
redeye gravy is a true southern tradition..there is even a little jingle.."grits and gravy and black eyed peas..doo da doo da...lol...we either had a ham steak with it or fried catfish but there were ALWAYS grits made with it instead of potatoes or rice. Oh..and the grits should be buttered salted and peppered...not sugared like cream of wheat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
My hubby took one bite and said "Umm this is good". The girls took a bite and said "WOW this is really good; give it four stars mom"! I took the advice from Cynthia and served it with scrambled eggs and grits. Thanks Norma for finally a different way I can prepare my ham steaks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2004
It was ok but not like grandma used to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2004
This is a great recipe. I never knew exactly how to make this because noone in my family ever used a recipe and now they rarely cook country ham. I did not add any salt due to the country ham I had being particularly salty. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2004
I had never had redeye gravy and had only heard of it so I didn't really know what the end product was supposed to be like. I poured most of the oil off before adding the coffee for the gravy--it seemed like just too much oil. I served the gravy on mashed potatoes. The gravy had an interesting and different taste but I don't think I will make it again. Maybe it's one of those things you have to be raised on. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2006
I had never even heard of redeye gravy so when I saw this I was intrigued. I feel as if I must have done something wrong because I didn't like the end result of this. I come from Seattle where we love all things coffee related and yet this wasn't what I imagined it would be or COULD be. Maybe I just need to go try it from someone who knows what they are doing with it. Read More
(7)