The key ingredient in this delicious recipe is a surprise, but don't omit it if you want to make authentic red eye gravy.
This is a versatile low-carb gravy that’s actually a sauce or coating - spread where a little bit can go a long way toward adding flavor and real pizazz to ham sandwiches, biscuits and main dishes.
The secret ingredient is how this gravy got its name, as it was a recipe to "keep you awake"!
3 1/4 to 1/2 inch chick country ham slices (about 12 oz)
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Sugar Not™Spoonful™Natural Sugar Replacement with Fiber
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup Strongly brewed coffee
Make several sharp cuts in the fat edges of the ham keep them from curling.
In a large skilled, melt butter low heat and add ham. Cook for 5 minutes on each of the ham sides or until browned. Remove ham from skillet, set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
Stir in Sugar Not™ sugar replacement into hot drippings in pan until dissolved. Add coffee and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a minute. Serve as a main dish with vegetables or serve with Carb Counters™ Classic Biscuits.
Makes 3/4 cup of gravy, zero net carbs per serving.
Cook's Tip: Leftover or smaller ham pieces or chopped ham may also be used in this recipe. After skillet cooking, just add chopped up ham to low carb biscuit dough, bake biscuits and serve gravy with the low carb ham biscuits.
For low carb ham and cheese biscuits simply make the Carb Counters™ Classic Biscuits and add 1/2 cup of chopped or shredded skillet cooked ham plus 1/2 cup cheddar cheese to it. Serve with the gravy on the side.
For low carb ham, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich (as shown) – coat the cooked ham in the gravy and place on prepared Carb Counters™ Classic Biscuit with a slice of cheese and cooked egg.
Gravy may be stored sealed in fridge for up to 5 days. Great for sandwiches or dipping.