Sunday, April 5, 2015

Pan-Fried Ham with Okra and Red-Eye Gravy for #SundaySupper

Do you always have leftovers from Easter (or Passover) supper? This week the #SundaySupper crew is sharing great ways to revamp those leftovers. Ham is a family tradition - not my nuclear family - but my mom and dad's tradition. And we, inevitably, come home with slabs of it.

Inspired by an episode of Mind of a Chef, my Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf and I made some pan-fried ham with okra and red-eye gravy. This recipe used not only leftover ham but leftover coffee. I know, what's that, right?

I love that this recipe doesn't require measurements...and it only uses one pan!


Ingredients
  • slabs of leftover ham
  • okra
  • cornmeal
  • canola oil
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • leftover coffee

Procedure
Slice okra in half lengthwise. Toss them in a bowl with cornmeal and turn until well-coated. Heat canola oil in a skillet. Fry okra until crisped. Drain on a paper towel.


In the same skillet, pan-fry the ham till warmed. Remove the ham to serving platter. Top with okra. And for the gravy...pour leftover coffee into the same pan. Bring to a boil and cook till reduced by half. Pour the red-eye gravy over the ham and okra. Serve hot.

Here's how the rest of the crew revamped their leftovers...


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17 comments :

  1. I love pan-fried ham and I adore fried okra, especially when it's been tossed around in crunchy cornmeal. This sounds like my ideal meal, Camilla!

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  2. Who knew red eye gravy was so easy? What a terrific recipe for my leftover ham!!!

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  3. Such a great southern way to use up the leftover ham!

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    1. You've heard of it? It was a new one for me.

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  5. Whoa! I had never even heard about red eye gravy until I saw this post. This is great – – I mean, it even uses left over coffee! How could you go wrong? Awesome post!

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  6. This is right up my farm girl alley! Looks like what my grandma would have made! Love it!

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    1. That's wonderful to hear. I loved it.

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  7. Fried okra is the only way to go!

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  8. Mmmmm....I've never cooked okra this way. Great idea! This sounds delicious!!

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  9. Thanks for reminding me how much I love pan-fried ham. Time to get out the skillet!

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    1. Awesome! Do you still have leftover ham? I stuck the ham-bone in with leftover veggies and make stock last night.

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  10. Oh wow, the gravy is really just reduced coffee!??

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    1. Apparently! It was delicious for my coffee-loving self. My two kids thought it was too strong.

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  11. I haven't had okra in years! YUM!!

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