Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chicken Fried Steak

One of Scott's favorite foods is chicken fried steak. He was the one that made this recipe, and I don't think I'll ever try making it-his was just too good! Whenever we go out for breakfast, he almost always gets chicken fried steak. This was hands down the best we've ever had! And one of the best things about this recipe is that besides the cube steak, you will most likely have everything you need already in your kitchen! It is very inexpensive in that way which makes it  even more awesome. We will definitely be making this again. The gravy was fantastic, the whole meal was everything we could ask for (5/5). Plus, it's a Pioneer Woman recipe, which makes it even better!



Chicken Fried Steak-adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Makes 8 Servings

  • 3 pounds Cube Steak 
  • 1-1/2 cup Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • Black Pepper
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy
Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.
Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the plate of seasoned flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and turn to coat.
Place breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles of flour to make sure it's sufficiently hot. Cook meat, three pieces at a time, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.
GRAVY:
After all meat is fried, pour off the grease into a heatproof bowl. Without cleaning the pan, return it to the stove over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup grease back to the pan. Allow grease to heat up.
Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk, mix flour with grease, creating a golden-brown paste. Keep cooking until it reaches a deep golden brown color. If paste seems more oily than pasty, sprinkle in another tablespoon of flour and whisk.
Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Cook to thicken the gravy. Be prepared to add more milk if it becomes overly thick. Add salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thick. Be sure to taste to make sure gravy is sufficiently seasoned.
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