Serves 1 or 2
This is a traditional way of serving country ham in many parts of the South. It's ususally served for breakfast with grits and hot biscuits. Water may be used in place of the coffee, but it won't have that unique flavor.
1) Trim off the skin from the slice of ham. Fry the ham quickly in an ungreased hot skillet for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove the ham from the pan and set aside.
2) To the hot fat remaining, add the black coffee and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar, cover, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
3) Pour the gravy over the ham slices and serve.
When Marvin Gapultos had a craving for adobo but didn’t know how to make it, he decided to learn his family’s recipes. Since then, he has shared the flavors of Filipino food through his Los Angeles-based food truck The Manila Machine, on his blog Burnt Lumpia, and in The Adobo Road Cookbook.