We made country fried steak tonight! It is certainly one of my favorite dishes! So, I thought I'd share it. This is so delicious and also easy to make! It is said to have originated in Texas.
Here's what you'll need:
- 4-8 cube steaks (if you can’t find cube steak, just have your butcher run a few round steaks through the cube machine or take them home and pound them with a meat mallet on both sides)
- 1 cup (or more) Lard, coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon white pepper or freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- dash of nutmeg or cayenne pepper
- 3-4 cups milk - preferrably real milk:)
- 2 eggs, beaten
Whisk eggs in mixing bowl and set aside. Sift flour, garlic salt and pepper on a plate.
Then dredge the steaks in flour (really thoroughly), dunk them in the beaten eggs and coat them in flour again. Be sure you can't see any meat showing.
Get out your skillet and put the oil in. Heat oil to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. The temp. might seem silly but you want a crispy outer crust on the steaks not a oily soggy one.
Fry the steaks until honey-golden on each side.
Set steaks aside on a paper-lined plate. And now about the gravy. Now you have lard and crunchy bits in the pan. Turn pan heat to medium or medium-low. Scrap the flour mixture leftovers into the pan (there should be about 3 tablespoons). Use a whisk or a fork to incorporate the flour into the oil. Keep this whisking while you add the milk in a little at a time. It should be thick enough to coat the edges of your pan and whisk. If it’s too thick, just add some more milk and stir. Feel free to add some extra salt and pepper.
Now serve up the steaks with gravy on top! Enjoy!