Ye Old Holiday Recipes: Christmas Breakfast

We’ve found a couple of classic favorites from readers that are time tested and approved!

Christmas Breakfast

This recipe came to us by Jill Bonsteel, who had a great grandmother who would put milk gravy on everything. They call it Christmas Breakfast.

Cooked ham slices
Eggs sunny side up or over easy
Homemade bread broken up
Milk gravy with ham drippings
(recipe below)

All ingredients are cut in small pieces and mixed all together. One year, they used fresh bread, a hillshire farms summer sausage powered eggs and powder milk and it turned out fine too.

Paula Deen’s Milk Gravy Recipe

1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable shortening*
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Whisk in flour, whisking constantly for about 1 minute.
Slowly add milk, whisking constantly.
Stir in pepper and salt and continue cooking.
Whisk constantly for about 10 minutes, or until thickened.

* Use ham drippings instead of oil

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