HAM STEAK WITH RED EYE GRAVY

 

HAM STEAK WITH RED- EYE GRAVY 

SERVES 4

Pat the ham steak dry before cooking so it will brown well. Before pouring the gravy over the ham in step 3, discard any accumulated juices on the platter, as they will make the gravy too salty.

1 (1 1/4- pound) bone in ham steak 

Pepper

2 slices bacon 

2 tbsp finely chopped onion 

1 tsp all purpose  flour 

 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 

1 tbsp maple syrup 

3 tbsp unsalted butter , cut into 3 pieces and chilled 

2 tsp instant espresso powder 

  1. Pat ham dry with paper towels and season with pepper. Cook bacon in 12- inch skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet ( leaving bacon fat behind) and reserve for another use. Add ham to skillet with bacon fat and cook until well browned  on first side, about 5 minutes. Flip ham and cook on second side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer ham to platter and tent with aluminum foil.
  2. Add onion to now empty- skillet and cook until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and cook for 15 seconds. Whisk in broth and maple syrup ,scraping up any browned bits. Bring to simmer and cook until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup and slightly thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Off heat, whisk in butter and espresso powder. Season with pepper to taste. Discard any accumulated ham juices kn platter. Carve ham into 4 equal  portions. Pour red eye gravy over ham. 

SERVE.

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