Ham with Red-eyed Gravy
2 slices (8 ounces each) country ham, about 1/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup strong brewed black coffee
1/3 cup water
In a large skillet, fry the ham in butter over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove to a platter. To the skillet add the coffee and water. Boil until reduced by about 1/2, scraping up browned bits in the bottom of the pan. Pour over the ham slices and serve as a main dish or along with a big breakfast, with grits, biscuits, and eggs. Serves 2 to 4.