Fried Steak: Ingredients
• 2 lb cube steak, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
• 4 cups canola oil Batter
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 egg
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1-1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
• 2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
1. Prepare a paper towel-lined plate for finished steak pieces and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a deep cast iron skillet over high heat until the temperature reaches 350F, then reduce to medium. Note: if not using a thermometer, test the temperature of the oil by sticking the end of a bamboo skewer into it. When the indicated temperature range is reached, the end of the bamboo will sizzle, then reduce heat to medium.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg and milk for batter until well mixed.
4. In a shallow dish such as a pie plate, combine the dry batter ingredients well.
5. Dredge each piece of steak in flour mixture, dip into the egg mixture, the roll in flour mixture again to coat well.
6. Shake off excess flour, then place into the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
7. Remove cooked pieces to plate and allow to rest for 2 minutes before serving.
• 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
• 3-1/2 cups whole milk
1. Melt bacon grease in an 8-inch iron skillet over medium heat.
2. Brown the flour in the bacon grease along with the salt, and pepper, whisking constantly until golden in color, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Gradually add 3 cups of milk a little at a time, stirring constantly to prevent curdling. Add more milk as necessary to keep from becoming too thick.
4. Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.
Tip: Gravy can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight or frozen. Allow to defrost overnight in fridge before use, and heat slowly in the microwave stirring at 30-second intervals or over low heat on the stovetop. Add more milk as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Source: tastykitchen.com
I will definitely be making this, and it looked so great I just had to share. I’m thinking my cowboy ancestors must have had this delectable dish many times!