Thanks to Jools of www.joolsjaunts.com traveling blog, I have learned how to make one of Chuck's favorite meals! (Mine too!) With her permission, I am gonna pass the recipe on to you!
You need tenderized round steak, you can pound them yourself or get them tenderized at the meat market like we did! First thing is get smaller pieces of meat than I did! Ha! I shoulda cut them in half! One piece would have fed both of us and fit in the cast iron fry pan better!
Put some milk in a bowl... I used a fry pan because my bowls were too small and rounded... if ya got smaller pieces of meat, or if I had cut them up smaller, a bowl would have worked fine!
After you have dipped the steak in milk, dip it into a plastic bag that has All Purpose Flour in it along with salt, pepper to taste and shake it up, coating the milk wet steak in flour.
Get the cookin' oil hot, not smokin' hot though, Jools says that ruins the oil! Heat it over medium flame. Use only enough grease and not too much like I did! Make it about 1/4 inch deep, lay the floured, tenderized round steak into the hot
oil. This will "set" the breading on the steak when it's dropped into the fry pan. Jools didn't say exactly
how long to cook the steak, I just turned 'em over a couple a times until they were good and brown.
Now you gotta make the gravy! Scrape all the goodies off the bottom of the fry pan and discard some and leave some. Leave only about 5 TBSP of cookin' oil in the bottom of the fry pan. I sifted about 1/2 cup of All Purpose Flour while 3 cups of whole milk was heating on the stove. Don't boil it, just get it hot! Slowly add the sifted flour to the frying oil
Slowly add the flour to the frying pan, making a medium thick paste, continue stirring browning
the flour. When this mixture is nice and brown and
and bubbly, start slowly adding the heated milk. Keep stirring while doing this. It will become thick, creamy gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Jools likes her gravy all peppery.
When it's done, put the gravy over the chicken fried steak and hot mashed 'taters. It should look sorta like this!
Chuck and I are ready to dig in!
Nothing left to do now but the dishes!
Chuck? Chuck where are you?
I cooked.... honey ???
Hope ya'll get a chance to try this chicken fried steak. It's the first time I ever made it and it turned out pretty darned good! List of ingredients:
Tenderized Round Steak
All Purpose Flour
Salt and Pepper
Whole Milk (or as Jool's grandma called it, "sweet milk" as opposed to "buttermilk".
So today you got to take a trip around my kitchen instead of the highways. Prolly not as exciting, but still fun! If you want a more defined version of the recipe, click onto the link above for Jool's blog and the real recipe!
Just a note to let ya'll know, the big bad storm that swept through the Southwest pretty much missed us here in Truth or Consequences NM. We have had 2 days of some rain and lots of dark gloomy clouds, but that's all. No snow, no blizzards, no flooding and no warm weather either! But we are fine and still enjoying our winter here!
Also, another heads up! Sometimes the area to make comments to us does not show up. If you don't see the comment box at the end of this blog, go back to the top and click on to the title...Chicken Fried Steak, then come back down here to read the comments that have been left and hopefully add your own!
Happy Trails from the crew of The MotherShip!
We hope you have a great Christmas with your friends and family!
Geri, Chuck and our Hound Herd