Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 10:46:59 -0600 From: Elizabeth Gregory 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. Elizabeth Gregory