Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams 2603 Highway 411 North, Madisonville, Tennessee tel 423.442.5003 I have travelled 10,000 miles this summer to find the very best food in the south. Heat a large skillet on top of the stove, add a couple country ham … Cook country ham slices and make this gravy for a real breakfast treat anytime. Benton's is known for its famous ham, sausage, prosciutto, and yes, perfectly-cooked bacon. Sheri Castle, cookbook author and all-around gravy whisperer, speculates that red eye gravy was the happy accident of a resourceful cook who, loathe to waste the last dregs of her morning brew, used it to loosen the rich residue stuck to the bottom of the skillet after frying Find more diners and dives from Off the Eaten Path. Country ham slices should be at least 1/4 inch thick, have some fat around the edges and be fairly large. FRYING COUNTRY HAM SLICES. [MUSIC] I'm Morgan Murphy.