Friday, April 3, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak-Updated Recipe

My friends and I were watching the Food Network a couple weeks ago and there was a cook off between Bobby Flay and Paula Dean to see who could make the best Chicken Fried Steak. Well, Paula won and all my friends and I were drooling because the steak looked so good. I have made many versions of this dish, but decided to re-create it one more time to see if I could make it even better…well it was a success! I did a buttermilk crust and double dipped the cube steak so that it had an extra thick layer of crispy coating. To top it off I made my sausage gravy and biscuits, enjoy!

Chicken Fried Steak-Updated Recipe

4 Cube Steaks
2 Cups Buttermilk
2 Large Eggs
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Sweet Paprika
1 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme
4 Cups Unbleached Flour
Vegetable Oil, for frying

Mix together all ingredients except the steak and flour, it will foam a bit when you add the baking powder and baking soda. Place the flour in a pie plate or large low dish.
Now, pre-heat a large skillet over medium high heat with at least ¼ inch of vegetable oil in it to fry the steaks.
Dip the cube steaks in the flour, then into the buttermilk mixture, back into the flour, shake off excess. Dip back into the buttermilk mixture and then into the flour and place into frying pan. Cook until dark golden brown, about 5 minutes per side, remove to a wire rack or paper towels to drain.
Serve with Sausage Gravy.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

There's something so satisfying about chicken fried steak. I never make it at home, but when we're traveling in the South, and I see it on a menu, I always want to have it.

Pam said...

Jason, Can I come to dinner? YUM! This is my idea of the perfect comfort food.

Jan said...

I had never eaten this dish until I moved to Oklahoma, but I have to say it's pretty darn good. Yours looks ab fab.

Even my dad, when he came for a visit, liked chicken fried steak, and he is the world's worst picky eater.

Greg said...

You forgot to mention to serve this with bloody maries and/or mimosas. I guess that's understood though.

Carrie said...

I love your blog! This recipe looks so good. I love the idea of serving chicken fried steak with sausage gravy and biscuits...I never would have thought of that. Yum!