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Country Ham with Maple Red Eye Gravy



    Country Ham with Maple Red Eye Gravy

    Serves:  4

    4  Country Ham Slices-sliced 1/3” thick, patted dry with paper towel
    1  Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
    1  Cup  Black Coffee
    ¼  Cup   Maple Syrup
    To Taste:  Salt and Black Pepper

    Heat a saute pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil to pan and add ham slices. Reduce
    heat to medium low and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until a nice deep golden
    brown color appears on the ham and leaves the same color glaze on the bottom of the
    pan. Flip over and repeat on the second side.

    Remove the ham and pour out any excess oil. Place pan back on the heat, increase to
    high and add the coffee, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to release the glaze
    sticking to the bottom. Bring to a full boil and cook down until less than half of the
    coffee remains. Drizzle in the maple syrup and cook until a light syrupy consistency is
    reached. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve over the ham, with biscuits,
    eggs, grits, etc.