Country Ham Biscuit with Roasted Tomatoes, Cheddar, Dijon and Red-Eye Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Chef Suzanne Vizethann from Buttermilk Kitchen



  • 4-5 pieces raw biscuit dough


Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C. Add a baking stone dusted with cornmeal to preheat.

Place the biscuits directly on stone about 1 inch apart from each other. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Let biscuits stand and cool.

Red-eye gravy Ingredients

  • 4 ounces speck
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for ham if necessary
  • ½ cup strong black coffee
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup bone broth

Red-eye gravy Instructions

Set the EGG for direct cooking without a convEGGtor at 375°F/191°C. Add a cast iron skillet to preheat.

Add the speck (and a touch of butter if the ham is lean to help the browning process) and cook until the ham is browned and fat has rendered, 1-2 minutes per side. Gently heat up roasted tomatoes in the same skillet. Once speck is crispy and fat has rendered, remove from pan and set on surface/cutting board.

Pour coffee into the same skillet and cook over medium-high heat, scraping the skillet with a wooden spoon to deglaze and loosen any browned bits. Add the broth and sugar; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced.

Remove the skillet from the EGG and add the speck back in to warm through and coat or pour over ham in bowl.

Sandwich Build Ingredients

  • Country ham in gravy
  • 1-2 oz of sharp sliced cheddar
  • Roasted tomatoes/pickled greens
  • 1 tbsp Dijon
  • Cooked biscuits

Sandwich Build Instructions

Slice one biscuit in half. Spread Dijon on each half. Place ham on the bottom, followed by tomatoes. Then top with cheese and place back in the EGG to melt.

Slide onto a plate and enjoy with a Smoked Apple Butter Old Fashioned!

Smoked Apple Butter Old Fashioned Ingredients

  • 1 farm apple (young Fuji), diced ½” thick
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1-2 tbsp prepared apple butter
  • 2 ounces good quality bourbon or whiskey
  • 1½ ounces club soda
  • Apple slices and cinnamon stick for garnish

Smoked Apple Butter Old Fashioned Instructions

Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C.

Place diced apples into a foil packet with water and brown sugar; close the packet and place on the grid. Cook for about 10 minutes, until you have ¼ cup juice.

Pour the juice into a cocktail shaker with bitters, apple butter and bourbon.  Shake until well mixed and pour into a cocktail glass. Top with soda, apple slices and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

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