Known for its southern hospitality and traditional home-style cooking, Nashville's Loveless Cafe attracts visitors from far and wide. "Today" host Katie Couric joined Carol Fay Ellison in this kitchen along Highway 100 to whip up the Cafe's signature breakfast dish. Now you can try this renowned recipe at home. Just don't forget the biscuits and grits!
Country HamCarol Fay Ellison
Place oil in skillet. Heat on medium high and add ham slice. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on both sides, until ham is browned. Remove ham from pan, leaving the drippings in the skillet.
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Red-Eye GravyCarol Fay Ellison
To the skillet of drippings from the cooked ham, add the brewed coffee, water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves.
Red eye gravy is known for its thin consistency. Serve with country ham, biscuits, eggs any style and stone-ground grits.
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