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Leftover Ham with Red Eye Gravy

A Baked Ham is one of the most cost effective meals to make, because you can do so many things with the leftovers.

Red Eye Gravy is a Southern tradition that's quite often served with country ham slices, but goes well with any leftover ham you've got on hand.

  • Leftover Baked Ham Slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Butt Kickin' Blacken, Original Recipe
  • 1 Cup Strong Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold, Strong Coffee, optional
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch, optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup, Grade "b", Dark Amber, optional

Leftover Ham with Red Eye Gravy, Picture
1. Melt the butter in a fry pan at medium high, then add the leftover ham slices, and cook until the ham is warmed up and has some color. Remove the ham, and keep warm.
2. Turn the heat to high, and add the coffee and blacken. Bring to a boil

3. I like my gravy a little thick, and just a little bit sweet, but it's not traditional. I'll add the maple syrup, then make a slurry of the Cold Coffee and the Cornstarch, and pour it into the pan. Cornstarch will only work, if you bring this mixture back to a boil.

4. Serve hot, with the Ham, Biscuits, and / or Grits.


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