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 love ham. But I love your dad more!

  2. Denise Harvell says

    I haven’t decided yet what we’re having, but that ham looks delicious!

  3. Lisa Johnson says

    I love Easter for all it’s meaning and the beauty of Spring. Like many, we too have a ham, sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, green beans and usually carrot cake. I love my beautiful bird plates that come from the Audobon Society, they are my Easter dishes. Can’t wait!

  4. I serve ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, green beans and a delicious dessert of some sort. Dessert changes every year but the rest of the meal doesn’t! Nothing better than a country ham!

  5. Thank you for tomato gravy recipe. My mother used to make this but I couldn’t remember how to make.

  6. Cynthia Geis says

    Clifty Farm’s Spiral Sliced Honey Glazed Country Ham would be the centerpiece of Easter lunch with the family.

  7. We LOVE home over here too! Goodness that looks delicious!
    I always want to add some new dishes to holiday meals, but for sure…. ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, cheesy hash brown casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, fresh steamed green beans…. mmmmm 🙂

  8. Ham is always on our Easter table!

  9. I went to the Clift Farms website. They have many tasty looking items.
    We will have baked ham, potato salad, sweet potato casserole, baked beans, corn, Resurrection rolls and strawberry trifle for Easter. I am looking forward to having all my family for Easter.

  10. I am having a traditional easter meal of ham and scalloped potatoes plus a few other fixings I haven’t decided on yet. I would probably buy my ham at Aldi which sells cliffy farms products.

  11. Lynn Furr says

    I’m so glad your dad is doing well!
    We would do the traditional country ham with red eye gravy, probably as breakfast after sunrise service.

  12. Kathy Harwood says

    We eat Easter lunch with my parents. We always have ham, cheese potatoes, green beans, corn, deviled eggs and rolls. We follow up with a multitude of desserts and egg hunt for the kids.

  13. Tracie Cooper says

    We are planning to have ham and all the fixings. Ham is my hubby’s favorite!

  14. I like that they have a variety of meats

  15. Ham, cheesy potatoes, slaw, something else green, and coconut pie. Maybe I will make some rolls too or do the Hawaiian rolls. Love the country ham and I don’t measure biscuits either!!!

  16. Susan Christy says

    Ham, baked chicken, potato casserole, crockpot corn, deviled eggs are the staples. I haven’t decided on the extras yet. I love a good ham!

  17. Sharon Rooney says

    I will be serving ham, with scalloped potatoes, fresh green beans, pineapple stuffing and buscuits. Clifty Farms spiral honey glazed ham would be perfect for my dinner.

  18. Oh my goodness, that ham and biscuits looks so good! My mother-in-law was from down South and loved ham and biscuits. I’m from the Midwest and have not had grits and tomato gravy but I’d probably give that a try too. Yum!!! My mother always made ham for Easter, my dad loved ham. Can’t wait for the biscuits recipe.



  20. Country ham would go great with our deviled eggs.

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