Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Countdown: Hint #2: What to do with Left-Over Coffee

The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot's
Christmas Countdown!
There are 22 days until Christmas!

Hint #2: What to do with Left-Over Coffee
During the holidays we seem to always pile up a lot of left-overs and coffee is not an exception. How many times have you brewed a pot for company and are still left with some coffee that noone drank? Happens all the time to me and I hate throwing out the coffee. Here are some tips for what you could use that left-over coffee for.

Left-over coffee can be used in several recipes, including marinades, BBQ sauce, glazes and chili. But, one of the most common is gravy.

Here is a recipe for Red Eye Gravy from a

Red eye gravy is well known in the South, but little known in the rest of the United States. Also called bird-eye gravy, poor man's gravy, red ham gravy, and muddy gravy, it is made from drippings and black coffee, although some debate that using water is better.

Step: 1> Cook Thick cut country ham approximately 10-12 minutes per side on medium heat. turn your slices and continue turning until all the slices are brown. Remove country ham to platter.

Step: 2> Turn heat up a bit and add to the drippings 1/4 cup of perked coffee per slice of ham and let simmer a couple of minutes.

Step: 3> Red Eye Gravy at its best! To be served over hot grits, eggs, biscuits, or the ham slices.

Coffee gravy recipes are a tasty and resourceful holiday secret. Try one and let The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot know how it was!

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