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Bacon ‘n’ Egg Gravy

My husband, Ron, created this wonderful bacon gravy. It's home-style and old-fashioned. Sometimes we ladle the gravy over homemade biscuits. Served with fruit salad, it's a great breakfast. —Terry Bray, Winter Haven, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices bread, toasted

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Stir flour into the drippings until blended; cook over medium heat until browned, stirring constantly. Gradually add water and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add bacon, eggs, salt and pepper. Serve over toast.

Bacon and Egg Gravy Tips

Can you make a roux with bacon grease?

Yes, you can make a roux with bacon grease. A roux is the combination of fat and flour used to thicken sauces. In this case, the bacon fat is being used with the flour to thicken, but you may also find butter or oil as the fat in other roux recipes.

What are other ways to serve bacon gravy?

There are many other ways to serve this gravy other than over toast or biscuits. Use it to top waffles, potatoes or fried chicken.

What else can you cook with bacon grease?

Clean bacon grease can always be saved in the refrigerator and used in place of butter or oil in recipes to get that salty iconic bacon flavor. Try brushing some onto bread slices when making grilled cheese, greasing a casserole dish or adding it to vegetables before baking, like in our roasted Brussels sprouts. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 934 calories, 61g fat (26g saturated fat), 424mg cholesterol, 1030mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.

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