Are you looking for an interesting way to spice up a meal? Have you heard of ham gravy? Consider making ham gravy if you are looking for an inexpensive way to add flavor to your food. A piece of meat or recipe may have come out a bit dry or charred, but a nice amount of ham gravy is sure to turn a miss into a hit.
Recipe for Ham Gravy
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 cup of ham drippings
4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
½ cup of cold water
¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
2 drops of gravy master seasoning
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Place the ham droppings in a skillet, and boil them. Once brought to a boil, reduce the heat. Next, in a bowl, mix together the flour and the water. You should now have a runny paste. Slowly add this mixture to the ham drippings. Whisk the mixture while adding it. You want to keep whisking until the entire mixture has been added to the drippings and the mixture has thickened in texture.
Next, add the salt to the mixture, taking time to fully mix it in, and then add the gravy master. Then add the brown sugar. Again, be sure to whisk the gravy so that the ingredients are fully combined and the gravy is thick in texture.
Note: You can save ham drippings for quite some time. Whenever you buy ham, drain as much from the ham as you can. Instead of throwing this away, you can save it later for your recipes for gravy.
You can serve ham gravy with a number of dishes. Of course, you’ll use it with holiday hams or other roasts, but it’s also great with baked chicken, meatloaf, rice, biscuits, and grits, as well as side dishes such as mashed potatoes and green beans.
One famous Southern-style variation of ham gravy is red-eye gravy, which includes the addition of coffee to give the gravy an extra kick. Though there are several stories about how red-eye gravy got its name, many cooks feel that when it is prepared in the traditional manner, the results bear a resemblance to a blood-shot human eye, though the taste is still delicious!
The official Southern-style ham gravy is red-eye gravy. This thin but fragrant gravy is filled with the salty goodness that only ham can offer and is laced with the rich robust flavor of coffee.