After you’ve fried your ham slices following the directions on our cooking instructions-remove the ham from the pan and pour off all but 2 tablespoons of oil. Whisk about 1/4 cup flour into the drippings and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whisk in about 2 cups of milk a little at a time. Return to medium-high heat and stir occasionally while the gravy comes to a simmer and thickens. (Be sure to scrape up any brown bits that might be stuck to the bottom of the pan, Rhoda used to say… “that’s where the flavor is, honey-babe”) Add pepper if desired.