I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chicken Fried Steak

A quick and easy southern dish to make.  You can make it even if you aren't southern.  

(serves 4)

*4 cube steaks (around 1/2 pound each)
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon corn starch
*1 teaspoon ground black pepper
*3/4 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon onion powder
*1 teaspoon garlic powder
*1 1/4 cups buttermilk
*1 egg
*1 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
*2 1/2 cups vegetable oil
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*3 1/2 cups whole milk
*1/2 cup chicken stock

~Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
~Pound cube steaks to about 1/4 inch thick.
~Sprinkle 1/4 salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over steaks and pat down.
~Sift  flour, baking powder, corn starch, pepper, salt, onion powder and garlic powder together into a shallow bowl.
~Whisk buttermilk, egg and hot sauce together.
~Dredge steak in flour mixture, completely coating them.
~Shake any excess flour off.
~Dredge in egg mixture, completely coating them.
~Dredge once again in flour mixture, completely coating them (keep remaining flour).
~Pat the flour down and place steaks on a plate to rest for 15-30 minutes.
~In a large deep cast iron pan, heat vegetable oil to 325 degrees (it's important for the oil to be the right temperature).
~Fry the steak until a golden brown and aren't sticking on the bottom of the pan 3-5 minutes per side.
~Remove steaks from oil and place on a cooling rack.
~Place into warm oven to keep hot while cooking the gravy.
~Drain all but about 1/4 cup of the oil.
~Return cast iron pan to stove over medium-low heat.
~Whisk remaining flour (about 1/4 cup), 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into oil.
~Whisk for about 50-60 seconds.
~Whisk in milk and chicken stock.
~Whisk until gravy is thick about  4-6 minutes.
~Plate steaks and spoon gravy over steaks.