Hands-on Time
22 Mins
Total Time
57 Mins
Serves 4

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 3 1/2 cups water, milk, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 35 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Cook pancetta in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove pancetta from pan, reserving drippings. Stir our into drippings. Add coffee and juice; cook 2 minutes or until thick. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into pan; cover and cook 2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Spoon 1 cup grits into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons gravy, 1 tablespoon pancetta, and 1 egg. Sprinkle with pepper.

Chef's Notes

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