Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy in NOLA
Looking for a spot in the French Quarter to get country ham and red eye gravy and good biscuits. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Good luck. Other than having a North Carolina ham sent in and doing it at home, I have never seen proper red-eye gravy south of the Tennessee River. I have seen quite a few frauds, though.
The closest country ham I know of is from a Piggly Wiggly in the FL panhandle. If you find some locally let us know.
I feel like I've seen a country ham dangling near the meat dept. at the Tchoup Rouses. It was a while ago that I noticed this, though.
I can't help you with your question, but, I can offer you this. My wife and I are coming to NOLA for Thanksgiving from country ham country central. I would be willing to bring you some country ham. Around here, Western Kentucky, you can buy slices, half hams and whole hams. Just let me know if you're interested in my offer and we'll make the arrangements.
Thanks so much for the offer. But we won't be in NOLA till February. I'm originally from Ohio and spent a lot of time in KY as a kid on Lake Cumberland. That's where I got my taste for the salty goodness of country ham. I live in Oregon now but do get back that way once a year. I was able to get some at Hilton Head last June. I can always order some online.
This is not a New Orleans thing: you might find good biscuits--or good gravy--but, really, neither of these are typically *New Orleans.*