May 16, 2014

Question of the Day

Ham gravy is made by using drippings from fried ham, adding some water and also many times coffee.  Do you know which president is associated with calling this type of gravy Red Eye Gravy?  

If you think you know the answer or just want to take a guess, comment below!

Answer:  It was our 7th president, Andrew Jackson.  His cook had been having a little too much corn whisky the previous evening so his eyes were somewhat red.  The next day when General Jackson wanted his lunch prepared he asked the cook to make some country ham with gravy as red as his eyes.  Apparently, others overheard this and that is why ham gravy is now known as Red Eye Gravy.

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