Redeye Gravy

Redeye Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits are my favorite meal in the entire world. Homemade biscuits drenched in savory and salty redeye gravy with a side of country ham are seriously the best thing ever.Redeye Gravy on top of buttermilk biscuits

Redeye Gravy is in my top 2 of favorite foods ever. Ever, ever. Buttermilk Biscuits are my number one. Always and forever 😉

To me, there is nothing better than fresh hot buttermilk biscuits soaked with it – and a side of country ham. I make them all. the time. around here. My idea of meal planning breakfast for the week is whipping up a couple batches of country ham biscuits (wrapped in plastic wrap & tucked into a ziplock bag) & a Tupperware full of redeye gravy to reheat in the mornings for a quick breakfast.

Country Ham Biscuits

I love to eat a country ham biscuit with a bowl of this redeye gravy. I’ll dip my whole country ham biscuit into the bowl of gravy and let it soak for a minute – then take bite and repeat. Oh, it’s so good.

Sometimes I’ll just eat the biscuit halved sopping wet with this gravy too… with a side of country ham 😉  Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits are best with these!

What is Redeye Gravy?

Redeye gravy is a very thin gravy made from country ham drippings. It’s savory and salty – and incredible. It’s best eaten sopped up with homemade buttermilk biscuits – or my 3-ingredient cream biscuits if you’re feeling extra decadent that day.

Redeye Gravy, Country Ham, and Buttermilk Biscuits

How do you make redeye gravy?

To make redeye gravy, you will need:

  • country ham
  • water
  • coffee

Yes, coffee. Some folks use Coca-Cola instead of coffee but I don’t like the flavor of it that way. If you ask me, coffee is the way to go.

First, you will cook your country ham. Some folks like there’s barely cooked – I happen to like mine well done, so I cook mine on medium high heat for about 3 minutes on each side. Once it’s cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside on a plate.

Next, you will turn the heat down to medium in the skillet and add in 1 and 1/4 cups of water & 1/2 cup of coffee. Stir it up & scrape all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

It’s done and ready to woo your biscuits 😉

Country Ham Biscuits and redeye gravy

Make sure your drench those biscuits in this y’all.


These are best served with my Mama’s (foolproof) Buttermilk Biscuits!

Redeye Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits

My favorite biscuits recipes:

Redeye Gravy


  • 1 pack country ham (I like biscuit slices)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 4oz brewed coffee


  • Fry your country ham up in a skillet over medium high heat until done, flipping halfway through. Remove it from the pan and set it aside. Reduce the heat to medium heat and add in the water and coffee. Stir, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Serve over hot biscuits.
Homemade Redeye Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits

This delicious recipe has been shared at the Weekend Potluck