Therefore I'm going to write about something I used to make when I lived in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama too, come to think of it.
Southern Ham Dinner
- 1 large Skillet with lid
- 1 good sized Ham Slice. [Cooks or Fricks is good]
- 2 heaping Tbs. Bacon Fat. [yes, you'll live with this much]
- Couple of whole cloves smashed into each side of the Ham
When the Ham is done and warmed through NOT FRIED, remove to platter and make a milk gravy.
If there isn't enough fat in the pan add a little more. [you can do it] Remove from heat and stir in about 1/4 C Flour, stir around then add about 1C milk, stir and return to the heat. Cook to the thickness that you like. You may need to add more Milk but you have to look at it and test it yourself. Salt and Pepper to taste of course. Serve with Biscuits, or Potatoes. My family liked Ham, Grits, Gravy, Green Beans and Biscuits. Sometimes I would open a can of Black Eyed Peas and season with Bacon and heat. The Black Eyed Peas were always Ellen's favorite.
This is a cheap meal and good too. Hope you and your family will enjoy it.