Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak

I've wanted to make Chicken Fried Steak since I watched the Bobby Flay vs. Paul Deen Chicken Fried Steak Throwdown on Food Network. I'm not positive I've ever had it before, but I really like the Chicken Fried Chicken at Rock Bottom Brewery, and I figured steak would be even better. So, after browsing a bunch of recipes, and taking a lot of suggestions from Alton Brown and Bobby Flay, I came up with this creation.

Chicken Fried Steak
Serves 2

Prep Time - 30 minutes

Cook Time - 30 mn

2 cube steaks, tenderized
lots of black pepper
seasoning salt
2/3 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Pound meat with a meat mallet until each is approximately 1/4 inch thick. Season meat liberally on both sides with seasoning salt & pepper. Place flour into a shallow dish or pie plate. Place eggs into another shallow dish. Dredge the meat on both sides in the flour, followed by the egg and finally in the flour again. Place the meat onto a plate and allow it to sit about 10 minutes before cooking.

Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with oil and set to medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the meat. Cook each piece on both sides until golden brown, or approximately 4 minutes per side. Place the steaks on a wire rack on a cookie sheet and place in the oven.

Using the same skillet, add at least 1 TBSP oil to the bottom. Whisk in 3 TBSP of the flour to make a roux. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pan. Whisk until the gravy comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Add the milk and whisk until the gravy coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste, with more black pepper, and salt if necessary. Serve the gravy over the steaks.


Joelen said...

Mmm - chicken fried steak is such a comforting meal, especially along side of mashed potatoes! This looks delicious!

monica said...

OMG. i'm salivating and i can feel my arteries clogging. that's when you know it's good. but you can't be posting stuff like this when i'm on a diet! living in texas + dieting = agggggh!

Nicole said...

You know I think my grandmother used to make chicken fried steak but I don't remember being impressed when young. Maybe I would be now. Yours certainly looks delish.