Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 10:46:59 -0600
From: Elizabeth Gregory WPODOM1.AGCOM.EGREGORY[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WPO-SMTP-GATE.TAMU.EDU
Subject: Red eye gravy -Reply
Here's my understanding of red-eye gravy (which I really don't care
for--I prefer grits with butter and salt):
First, you fry a slice of ham or some bacon in a big skillet.
When it's done, you take the meat out of the skillet, and add water
(or water and coffee) to the drippings.
Continue cooking and stirring until it gets kind of gravy-like, and
then pour it over your grits.
If you make a little well in the middle of the grits to hold the
gravy, it will look like a red eye--perhaps not very appetizing at
breakfast, but these foods can be served at any time of day in my
area of Alabama.