Monday, May 21, 2012

Hot Dang-Tomato Gravy

Growing up, I used to hear all the time about my grandmother's tomato, or "Red Eye" gravy. My mom says it was her absolute favorite thing, especially over steamed white rice. Of course, not long after I arrived Mom declared war on all (food) things white, so I had never actually tasted the infamous dish.

Until now.

I have no way of knowing if this is the recipe my grandmother (and great, and great-great, etc) used, but based on an Internet investigation it would appear that there's pretty much only one tomato gravy. And everybody makes it the same. Pretty much. So now "close enough" counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and tomato gravy.

"Red Eye" Tomato Gravy