Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gatlinburg Ham & Eggs

If you’ve never been to the Gatlinburg – Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee, it is inundated with places to sleep and places to eat.  I can’t imagine how many there are or how many serve breakfast but they have about run out of words to put with Pancake House - Log Cabin Pancake House, Little House of Pancakes, Aunt B's Pancake House & Grill, Smoky Mountain Pancake House, Pancake Pantry, Red Rooster Pancake House, Flapjacks Pancake Cabin, just to name a few.  Many restaurants, chain and local, have a place in each town as well as Sevierville.

Most serve the traditional Southern fare with country ham being a big seller on most breakfast menus and since I know Allen Benton ships to a lot of restaurants here, I assume many are serving his.  Here are a couple of menu listings with most serving pancakes rather than toast or biscuits.:

“Country Ham at its finest, a delicious center cut served with two eggs and a stack of homemade buttermilk pancakes $7.59”  (Smoky Mountain Pancake House)

“Country Ham & Eggs: 2 eggs, slice of delicious country ham served with 3 buttermilk pancakes - $8.95”  (Red Rooster Pancake House)

Since we were heading over to Cherokee, NC to make our annual donation to the Cherokee Nation at their Harrah’s Casino and it would be a two-meal day, I decided to stock up with a thin center slice of Benton’s country ham, two sunny-side-up eggs, and 2 slices of toast for dipping (works better for this task than pancakes).

It was delicious, I didn’t have to leave our Gatlinburg timeshare on a cold morning, and I only had a few bucks  invested in it – a definite winner in my book.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

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  1. I didn't know they could think of that many restaurant names with pancake in it. You must be in heaven with all of the breakfast options Larry.

    I've never been to Pigeon Forge, but would love to go when Dolly is performing. I remember you went to her concert recently. She's something!

  2. You have me wanting to do a road trip! Please being breakfast time I am salivating over this plate!

  3. I think regional food and habits are so interesting. The only Pancake house we have around here is IHOP. Oh don't get me wrong, many breakfast restaurants serve pancakes, but it's just not a destination meal. Unfortunately, you won't find country ham on menus here either. :/ When you come to Colorado you'll have to have breakfast burritos and it seems like we think we know how to make Eggs Benedict dishes here. Lots of those to choose from.

  4. When my kids were younger, we'd visit our Arkansas time-share every year around Christmas-time. There was a place like Benton's near there (called Coursey's) which sold awesome country ham. I loved that country ham --and haven't had any similar in years. I like my country ham not too thin and not too salty... Yum!!!!!!

    Have a good day and stay DRY.

  5. It is always nice to take a "day off" while on vacation and just stay in for a change, isn't it. Otherwise the "hurry here, go there, do this" starts not being any fun.


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