Country Ham Southern Breakfast {Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Clifty Farms Country Meats.

Our family loves breakfast. You know, the Southern kind of breakfast that involves ham and biscuits and probably something you may have never heard of before. Grits and tomato gravy. If that doesn’t ring a bell with you, you probably didn’t grow up in the South. We happen to love breakfast for lunch or dinner, so last week, mama cooked up a batch of Southern grits and tomato gravy with homemade biscuits and country ham from Clifty Farms Country Meats.

My dad especially loves country ham. I do too! It’s always been one of my faves growing up. That savory country ham was a favorite of ours and when I got an email from Clifty Farms out of Tennessee about trying out their country ham and doing a giveaway with y’all, well….of course I said yes! We love country ham, what’s not to love about that offer.

Clifty Farms is a family owned business in their 4th generation of curing hams in TN and KY (since 1954). They ship products all over the country now with their online business of hams, bacon, sausage, and barbeque. Their secret recipe curing process, that produces the delicate flavor of a Real Hickory Smoked Country Ham, has not changed from generation to generation.

Clifty Farms is available at many local grocery stores, including but not limited to Kroger, Publix, Wal-Mart in the Atlanta area. Those are stores I shop at all the time.

Clifty Farms Country Meats sent me a beautiful pack of country ham. We only cooked one or two slices for our meal and there’s more for dad to enjoy and for me to share with some of our family.

Stay tuned, there’s a Clifty Farms Country ham giveaway for you all too! Think about Easter coming up. Easter brunch or even as part of your Easter dinner, Clifty Farms could be a great addition.

Back to our breakfast for lunch ham and grits. Mom made up some homemade biscuits too. I can share this recipe with you all later if you’d like. Mom always uses a certain flour and she never measured her biscuits, we we used the recipe on the flour mix. I’ll share it later for you all, but today let’s look at the ham.

Biscuit cutting and ready to cook.

We followed the directions on the Clifty Farms ham package and simmered the ham in water and brown sugar. We also drained off the water and lightly browned the ham at the end.

Mom also made up a batch of tomato gravy and grits, using bacon grease as the base. I’ve shared this recipe several years ago, so go here to see that all shared out and how she makes this Southern delicacy.

Simmering the tomato gravy ready for the grits.

The Clifty Farms ham after cooking and lightly browning in the black iron skillet looks ready to eat.

Biscuits right out of the oven, ready for butter and honey.

And here’s our brunch of grits and tomato gravy, homemade biscuits, and that delicious country ham from Clifty Farms.

Mixing in the tomato gravy and after butter and honey on the biscuit. Wow, did this bring back memories of childhood and growing up! I don’t get grits and tomato gravy all that often anymore, or country ham.

Dad was on cloud nine over this lunch, believe me. I got a picture of him as he was eating so I tried to get a non-chewing photo. He was very intent on eating this deliciousness and didn’t want to stop and pose. When he heard what we were having, he was so happy!

I asked him what he thought of the Clifty Farms ham and he said “it was great, very very good ham”. That’s his direct quote and coming from a Country Ham connoisseur. Mom and dad both loved it and so did my sister and I. My mom mentioned that it’s not as salty as most country hams, which she liked a lot. She doesn’t like too much salt and these hams are not overly salted, but very flavorful and tasty.

I knew you’d enjoy seeing this Southern breakfast food that mom stirred up, food that I grew up on. We were all looking forward to eating this again and it was a good lunch with our parents day. My sister and I make a point to have lunch with them once a week and they love it. If you follow me on Instagram, I share our meals every week over there.

I’m very happy to be able to give one of you a Clifty Farms ham pack too. As I mentioned, think about Easter and how you can incorporate a Clifty Farms ham into your breakfast, brunch, or Easter dinner.

All you have to do is visit Clifty Farms and leave a comment here (add your email address to the Rafflecopter widget below) and tell me what you plan to serve on Easter and how you could use Clifty Farms ham to feed your family too!

That’s it, one of you will win a delicious 5 lb. sliced Half Country Ham package from Clifty Farms. I love sharing good brands with you all and you will be so happy to try out this delicious country ham.

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- Rhoda


  1. I’ve been a fan of country ham all of my life. Hubby and I still have full breakfasts on some weekends and the good ones always include country ham. I traditionally serve ham, deviled eggs, squash casserole and pineapple casserole for Easter

  2. Tammy Catterton says

    We love Ham for Easter mostly make that for to celebrate it here. The ham looks so delicious for sure

  3. Virginia H says

    I will be getting the 5lbs of country ham sliced for Easter dinner. This post reminds me of growing up eating on Sunday mornings before church with mom and dad. I sure do miss those days. I need to do it more with my kids. I loved the homemade biscuits too.

  4. KAREN Baumgardner says

    This ham looks delicious! We have mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes , baked corn , and rolls. This ham could be our star attraction, but we also love to make ham salad from the leftovers. Thanks for offering the giveaway, and Happy Easter to all.

  5. donna porter says

    We have a big Easter dinner with all the family and ham is our meat of choice. Your ham looks so fresh and delicious! We would proudly serve this on Easter Sunday along with my mom’s homemade sides.

  6. Debra Guillen says

    We always have ham for Easter and I would love to try this ham.

  7. The ham sounds wonderful! It will be perfect for Easter!

  8. We typically have ham for Easter dinner, so this would be perfect!!! Will probably have some homemade potato salad, field peas, and creamed corn to go with it! Your mama’s biscuits look delicious!!!

  9. Ham on Easter has always been a family tradition. We typically spend Easter with our extended family, and it’s always potluck style. My father-in-law prepares all of the meat, so we usually bring a side or appetizer. Last night, we made mini croque monsieurs on puff pastry, and they were so delicious. Would love to use this ham for those if we win!

  10. Tiffany S says

    I usually serve Ham on Easter, so I would definitely use a Clifty Farms Ham if I won. I haven’t even begun to shop for Easter meal stuff yet.

  11. Jillian Too says

    We serve ham for Easter dinner. I love to pair it with a pineapple stuffing.

  12. Everything about the breakfast your Mom made looks delicious! I like the way she lightly browned the ham. I’ll have to try the Clifty Farms Country Ham soon. I’m glad to know it’s not as salty as some other brands. Thanks for sharing her (and your) recipes with us, Rhoda! Happy Easter!

  13. I love it when you feature your parents! Your Mom is a true Southern cook! I would love to try the Clifty Farms Country Ham soon! Thanks for sharing recipes with us, Rhoda! Happy Easter!

  14. I love country ham and biscuits for breakfast. Hot buttered biscuits. Yum.

  15. Trisha Musgrave says

    I normally serve ham, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, and rolls for Easter dinner. This would be so great!

  16. Cassandra D says

    I’m serving mashed potatoes,mac and cheese,cornbread,green bean casserole, dutch apple pie,potato salad,corn on the cob and dressing. I can add the Clifty Farms 5 lbs ham and the country cracklins for a wonderful feast.

  17. Mya Murphy says

    The SPIRAL SLICED HONEY GLAZED COUNTRY HAM is what we buy every year! I’ve never found another brand that even comes close. I’m looking forward to Easter this year, especially because I volunteer for the homeless, and they hardly ever see a warm meal, much less something that is this delicious, moist, and decadent..

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