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    Chicken Fried Steak

    Source of Recipe

    From "Southern Living: Recipe Revival"

    Recipe Introduction

    "Historians are divided on the origins of chicken fried steak some trace it to German settlers in the Texas Hill Country, others to trailblazing chuckwagon cooks. Most agree authentic versions involve tenderized beef steak that's breaded, fried, and blanketed with a peppery cream gravy. This recipe ticks all the right boxes, including a golden cracker crumb crust that considerably ups the crunch factor."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    ◦ teaspoon salt
    ◦ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ◦ 4 (4-ounce) cubed beef steaks
    ◦ 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    ◦ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
    ◦ 1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
    ◦ 2 cups vegetable oil
    ◦ 1 cups chicken broth
    ◦ Dash of Worcestershire sauce
    ◦ Dash of hot sauce


    Combine cup of the flour and next two ingredients; sprinkle both sides of steaks with flour mixture. Combine the egg and 2 tablespoons of the milk in a shallow dish. Dip the steaks in egg mixture; dredge in cracker crumbs.

    Cook the steaks in hot oil in a large heavy skillet over medium 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, 15 minutes or until tender. Remove the steaks, and drain on paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in the skillet. Keep the steaks warm.

    Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons flour into the hot drippings until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually add the broth and remaining cup milk; cook over medium, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the Worcestershire and hot sauce; add salt and pepper to taste.
    Serve gravy with steaks.

    Serves 4




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