Ham with Red Eye Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped fatty ham scraps
  • 4 (1/4 inch thick) slices ham
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup brewed coffee
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ham scraps until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, reserving the grease in the pan.

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  • Step 2

    Place ham slices in the pan and cook over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Season both sides with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Remove ham and reserve on a plate.

  • Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle flour over the pan drippings. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.Increase heat to medium-high and pour in coffee into the pan. Cook and stir until combined and thickened. Season to taste. Return ham to the pan to warm through.

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