Sunday, March 4, 2012
Cottage Bacon and Red Eye Gravy with Parmesan Pepper Biscuits
We had a breakfast eye opener this morning. Red eye gravy is a yummy way to get some caffeine into your day. It's made with the drippings from cooking ham, or in this case cottage bacon. To that, you add strong hot coffee and a little brown sugar. If you like coffee with cream and sweetener, you'll love red eye gravy.
The biscuits are out of the can, just sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper before baking them off. They tasted awesome with a little gravy over the top!
If you can't get cottage bacon where you live, you could certainly substitute a ham steak. We have Clark's Meathouse in Riverton Wyoming, and they smoke an awesome cottage bacon, so we always have some on hand.
Red Eye Gravy
3 pieces of cottage bacon
2 T butter
2 tsp flour
2 T packed brown sugar
1-2 C hot strong coffee (it depends how thick you want the gravy)
1 C milk
Brown cottage bacon in the pan with 1 T butter. Remove bacon and add remaining T butter, and flour to the ham drippings. Stir with a whisk until butter and flour is browned and nutty smelling. Add coffee, stirring to prevent lumps. Add in milk and bring to a boil. Sprinkle in brown sugar, and simmer 5 minutes.