Keepin’ this fried and decadent food binge going! I had all of the leftover buttermilk from making butter and since I can no longer eat chicken that meant no fried chicken. Sooooo…I went for (the even better) chicken fried steak. It was a cold night and this warm and comforting dish heated us right up. You can’t really make this dish healthy, so eat it when you need a cheat day!
Start by whisking the egg with the butter milk (you can use regular milk, but buttermilk is so much better!). And of course season it with a generous helping of salt and pepper.
Now add the steak and let it sit in there for a lil’ bit.
More cracked pepper is a good thing…
Now mix up your dry ingredients, flour, cracked pepper, and salt. Dip the steak into the flour and get it all coated.
Then put it back into the milk and back into the flour a few more times, to get a nice thick, crispy crust.
Now it’s time to fry up these suckers. Get some oil heating in your dutch oven. When it’s really smoking add in the steak and then turn the heat down a bit. You want the steak pretty much cooked all the way through, so if you leave it on high the whole time, it will burn.
Turn them over after a few minutes and they will have a nice crispy curst.
MMMMM, cook a few more minutes on that side. And you are ready to make gravy.
It’s greasy, I warned you.
Drain the oil over a sieve and put some of the clean oil back into the pan with a little butter.
Add the flour and stir, stir, stir until it is thick.
Then add the beef base, milk, and….more cracked pepper…like a lot of it.
Whisk it on low until it is nice and creamy.
Make some mashed taters, somewhere while all this is going on and maybe a few pieces of broccoli or some green beans to make this meal a little more acceptable.
Oh lord, that is good.
- 2 cube steaks
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups frying oil
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 Egg
- Cracked pepper and salt
- 1 tablespoon beef base
- 2 cups milk
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Whisk the buttermilk and egg in a bowl until combined. Add a generous amount of black pepper and salt. Add the cube steak to the mixture.
- Mix 1 cup of the flour and more cracked pepper and salt in another dish.
- Have another clean dish ready for the floured meat.
- Dip the meat into the flour and coat. Then dip back into the egg/milk mixture. Then repeat about three more times. This creates a nice thick crust.
- Place completed steak on the clean plate.
- Heat the oil on high heat. Add steak and then turn the heat down slightly. Cook for about 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel.
- Strain the oil over a sieve. Put 1/4 cup of the oil back in the pan with the butter. Heat and stir in 1/4 cup flour until completely combined. Add milk, beef base, and more salt and pepper. Whisk until totally smooth, allow to cook for a few minutes to cook off the flour taste.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie. Enjoy!
- 4 Idaho potatoes
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 brick cream cheese
- salt and pepper
- Boil the potatoes with the skins on in a pot of salted boiling water, until soft.
- Let potatoes cool slightly and peel off skins.
- Heat milk, cream cheese, butter and salt and pepper in the pan. Add potatoes and whip until creamy.
- Serve alongside pretty much anything! Oh, and smother with the gravy.