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Chicken fried steak — one of the joys of living in the South

By: 29 April 2010 4 Comments

Editor’s note: After reading a couple of recipes from the accomplished Edwin E. Smith, Marci Kay Nobles decided to offer up a recipe to help him expand his horizons. She’s very generous, that Marci.

Someone really needs to help Ed. I am here to save you with a good ole Southern meal I don’t think anyone can complain about.

Chicken fried steak – this is one of my husband’s favorite meals. There is nothing more Southern than a chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade biscuits and some kind of vegetable on the side.

Ingredients

1 sleeve saltine crackers (crushed)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
6 cubed steaks
Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

In shallow dish, combine crackers, flour, salt and pepper. In a wide bowl whisk together buttermilk and eggs. Dredge steaks in cracker mixture, then in buttermilk mixture — then dredge again in cracker mixture.

Placed prepared steaks on a wire rack set in a jelly roll pan to set crust, 5 minutes.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large heavy skillet, heat oil to 360 degrees. Fry steak 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden, turning only once. Remove steaks to a clean wire rack set in a jelly roll pan. Keep steak warm in oven.

Carefully drain oil, leaving 1 to 2 tablespoons oil and browned bits in skillet for gravy.

Milk gravy ingredients

4 tablespoons all-purpose
3 cups of milk
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Place skillet with 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil and browned bits (reserved from frying chicken fried steaks) over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour, whisking constantly; 1 minute. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly; stir in pepper and salt. Continue cooking and whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened. Serve over steaks, and mashed potatoes.

Someone's in the kitchen with Marci!

About: Marci Nobles:
Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to mknobles@att.net.

4 Comments »

  • Edwin E. Smith said:

    You know Marci, I feel inspired. This weekend I’m going to seclude myself in my laboratory/kitchen and see if I can’t devise some sort of Steak Grilled Chicken.

    Between the two of us we may very well ruin every diet south of the Mason-Dixon line.

    What I really want to know though is this: If you’re out of vanilla wafers is it okay to use Oreos in vanilla pudding? It ain’t southern but by god it is chocolate.

  • Ethan Nobles said:

    Hopefully, Marci will hole up in her laboratory/kitchen and see if she, too, can devise some recipes.

    I’m up for testing them out…

  • Destiny Edwards said:

    Beef steak has always been my all time favorite dish and i am always looking for some new recipes that has steak as the main ingredient.~':

  • Marci Nobles (author) said:

    I will see what I can do for you Destiny.

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