Will cow's milk and bacon be fair substitutions for the goat's milk and ham or will it ruin something essential to the recipe? If it is okay, abou...

...t how much bacon grease should be used for the gravy

  • Posted by: ajpelle
  • September 22, 2013


ChefJune September 23, 2013
While creativity is rampant here at food52, which also means substitutions abound, you should know that the tradition for the dish is ham with red-eye gravy. I suppose you could use bacon, but I've never seen it done that way.
Lindsay-Jean H. September 23, 2013
For the milk part of your question, in the recipe, the author Beth Kirby notes that "whole cow's milk will do."
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