Nan’s Egg Gravy

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Nan’s Egg Gravy

Yeah, you heard that right, EGG gravy. This homestyle recipe is the best-kept secret in American regional cooking. Nan’s Egg Gravy is a revelation of simplicity; one can imagine this skillet recipe being cooked on a potbelly stove at the old homestead.

Hot and fresh, this gravy has a velvety texture that’s surprisingly airy and light. Be sure to set some aside for biscuits in the morning after Thanksgiving; trust us — it’s just as good on biscuits!


8 servings (3½ cups)

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This gravy has a very light mouthfeel but has a propensity to continue thickening; a little warmed milk stirred in fixes that.


Coat bacon with flour, separating the pieces; reserve remaining flour. Brown bacon in oil in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp, 57 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve drippings in pan.

Add eggs to drippings while gently stirring, allowing curds to form, 23 minutes; stir in reserved flour.

Slowly whisk in broth until gravy thickens, 57 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk until incorporated, 3 minutes. Stir bacon into gravy; season with salt and pepper. Garnish gravy with sliced eggs

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 147

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g 12%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 84mg 28%

Sodium 146mg 6%

Carbs 11g 3%

Protein 8g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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