My husband, Ron, created this wonderful bacon gravy. It's home-style and old-fashioned. Sometimes we ladle the gravy over homemade biscuits. Served with fruit salad, it's a great breakfast. —Terry Bray, Winter Haven, Florida
In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Stir flour into the drippings until blended; cook over medium heat until browned, stirring constantly. Gradually add water and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add bacon, eggs, salt and pepper. Serve over toast.
Bacon and Egg Gravy Tips
Can you make a roux with bacon grease?
Yes, you can make a roux with bacon grease. A roux is the combination of fat and flour used to thicken sauces. In this case, the bacon fat is being used with the flour to thicken, but you may find butter or oil as the fat in other roux recipes.
Clean bacon grease can always be saved in the refrigerator and used in place of butter or oil in recipes to get that salty iconic bacon flavor. Try brushing some onto bread slices when making grilled cheese, greasing a casserole dish or adding it to vegetables before baking, as in our roasted Brussels sprouts. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant