Definition of red-eye gravy in US English:

red-eye gravy


  • Gravy made by adding liquid to the fat from cooked ham.

    • ‘Gimme his truffled scallops on grits with red-eye gravy and call me Scarlett.’
    • ‘Two hundred African American recipes from grits with ham, red-eye gravy and sweet potato pie.’
    • ‘Evan Jones describes how it is made: To enhance ham with red-eye gravy, put the fried slices aside and add one-half cup of ice water to the drippings, letting it bubble until it turns red.’