Ham steak with red eye gravy is an easy comfort food classic that takes mere minutes to make. The slightly bitter coffee gravy a great accompaniment to the rich salty-sweet taste of ham.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Keyword ham steak, red eye gravy
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1 1/4poundHam steak
1/4cupStrong black coffee
1tbspKetchup(I use reduced sugar)
Let ham steak come to temperature for 20 minutes. Blot it with a dry paper towel so it browns and doesn't steam in the pan.
Place a large frying pan over medium heat. When completely hot, add 2 teaspoons of oil and tilt pan to distribute the oil.
Put the ham in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until browned and warmed through. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
Turn the heat down to med-low and add the coffee and water, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits. Let it reduce slightly, then add the butter and ketchup (see post for other ideas). Stir until the butter melts and is slightly emulsified in the gravy.
Spoon over the ham at service. Serves 4.
Ham Steak with Red Eye Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.