Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ham Steak with Red-Eye Gravy


-- 1 1/2 tsp. unsalted butter
-- 1 fully cooked ham steak (~2 lbs), sliced 1/4" - 1/2" thick
-- 1 c. brewed coffee
-- 1/2 c. heavy cream
-- salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large skillet over med. high heat. Add the steak and saute until nicely browned, 3-5 mins. each side. Remove to a warmed platter and season with pepper to taste.

Return skillet to heat. Add coffee and boil, stirring, until it turns slightly red. Add cream, reduce the heat, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 mins. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

[taken from Joy of Cooking: All About Breakfast & Brunch by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker]

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