What is red eye gravy made of?
The gravy is made from the drippings of pan-fried country ham mixed with black coffee. Red–eye gravy is often served over ham, grits or biscuits.
Why do they call it red eye gravy?
The name “red eye gravy” comes from the appearance of the gravy once it has been placed in a serving bowl. While the dark coffee and meat bits sink to the bottom, a layer of grease is usually visible on top – the result, giving the appearance of a human eye.
How do you make red eye?
Can you buy red eye gravy mix?
Now you can have an easy mix that captures the old southern flavor of red eye gravy. This package contains multiple teaspoons of mix so you can enjoy the gravy each time you cook ham or bacon.