Monday, March 23, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy

I recently drove by Boston Market and noticed a sign in the window saying that they have Chicken Fried Steak. I started thinking that I hadn't made it for a long time. A couple days later, out of the blue, Jon and Tawny both started asking for Chicken Fried Steak.

I finally got around to making it.

This is definitely not something you want to eat regularly. (unless you're a lumberjack or something)

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You'll need:
Cube Steak
Flour
Seasoned Salt
Pepper
Smoked Paprika
Egg
Milk
Chicken broth
Oil for frying

Whisk together a couple of eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Combine about 1/3 C flour, seasoned salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
Dredge cube steaks in flour.
Then dip them into the beaten egg, then into the flour again.
Reserve any leftover flour mixture.
Pour about 1/2 in of oil into a large skillet and heat to approximately 350F.
When oil is hot, carefully place steaks in pan (don't crowd them) and cook until golden.
Turn and cook the other side until golden. Set aside.
I don't really measure this part. We like gravy and I usually make a lot.
Get milk & chicken broth and have them available.
Drain off oil, leaving about 1/4 cup in the pan.
Add about 1/4 cup of flour (including any you had leftover from dredging the steak) to the pan and whisk for a couple of minutes. Don't step away.
Pour in about a cup of milk and whisk.
I add chicken broth to get the gravy to the consistency we like.
Taste the gravy too. You might want to add some salt/pepper/paprika.
Ladle gravy over steak and serve with mashed potatoes!

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Ok... I picked up cube steak. I don't know what cut of beef it is.
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It looks like this and you could easily pull it apart.
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Season the flour with seasoned salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
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Dredge the cube steak in the seasoned flour.
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Do this to all steaks before going on to the next step.

Whisk up an egg or two.
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Dip each steak into the egg, then into the flour mixture.
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Two down, One to go.
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Save the leftover flour.
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Heat up the oil to 350F.
(my new LEDs are like eyes staring out of the oil)
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When the oil is hot, carefully place the steaks in the skillet.
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When they are golden, turn them over.
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When all of the steaks are fried. Drain off all but a 1/4 cup of oil.
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Put the skillet back on the stove and add about a 1/4 cup of reserved flour (add more flour to make 1/4 cup if needed)
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Whisk it for a few minutes.
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Add about a cup of milk and whisk.
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I thinned that out with chicken broth... but apparently didn't take a picture of it!

Ladle over steak and enjoy!
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With left over Colcannon and a biscuit.
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15 comments:

girlichef said...

Lumberjack for a day, right here! Yum.
...I left an award for you at my site!

Donna-FFW said...

Lumberjack, LMAO! You are too cute! This dish is something my FFH requests about1 time a year. I will have to try your version, Im afraid to tell you whose version I make right now. Id be mocked:)It would be a culinary insult. Looks great!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

yummy. I sure love a good ol' steak.

Michele said...

That sure looks good! I really wish I could try it! I don't think I've ever had that. You know, you seem to cook some southern type food from time to time. Who taught you?

Bob said...

I love chicken fried steak. That looks mad good, I bet double dipping it in the flour makes it extra crispy. I need to try it out.

noble pig said...

Dreams right out of my childhood...this sounds awesome and takes me back.

Peter M said...

Umm-umm good! Right down to the sawmill gravy.

Debbie said...

Thanks for reminding me what a great dish chicken fried steak is. I have not made this in years and I think my husband would love this - hey, probably my son too!

Culinary Alchemist said...

mmmmm Farmer Breakfast... :) Lookin good Spryte..

rebekah said...

ohhh yeah i love me some chicken fried steak ...

melissa said...

Well HELLO! If I made this for Steve, he would die from joy. Haha. Thanks for this recipe. I tried once before, but never made it with cube steak. Of course! Cube steak. I make a mean sandwich from that stuff, but it never occurred to me to use it for this.

And your husband really is a sweetheart for installing those lights, simply because it was important to you. Just sayin'. :)

Tangled Noodle said...

This was a favorite when we lived in the Carolinas. We haven't had it in ages - thank for the delicious reminder!

Spryte said...

Awww... girli.. you're so sweet!!

Donna... no mocking from me... you have a butt load of people to feed over there!!

Burp & Slurp!... me too!

Michele... no one taught me... just reading online and watching foodtv!

Bob... I double dip everything I fry =)

Cathy... I wish my mom made this!!

Thanks Peter!!

I hope your family likes it Debbie!

Ohhh... I never thought of making it for breakfast... thanks for the idea Shane!!

Me too rebekah!

Thanks melissa... he is a sweetie... he's installing a new kitchen sink & undersink water filter for me tomorrow!

You're welcome TN!

Zhey Chua said...

This is something I really have to try at home soon. Looks like I will forget that I am on a diet (doctor's orders) after tasting this. And looks pretty easy to make, too! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Love your theme, so whimsical :)

Danielle said...

oh man...now I don't know what to make for dinner tonight. I was gonna do fried chicken and mashed potatoes but that chicken fried steak sure looks good. Plus it could just slip right into the rest of my menu in place of the fried chicken...(slaw, green beans). decisions decisions.