I first had chicken fried steak when I visited Texas many many years ago. I’ll admit that my food tastes are probably fairly simple, however the tender fried steak with the amazing gravy that was put in front of me was incredible. Such simple ingredients can really produce a truly memorable dish. Fast forward several years and I have finally made this dish and now wonder why it took me so long. It really is fantastic.
For a good home style meat and veges dish, it is hard to go past Chicken Fried Steak. The steak is first tenderised, then coated in egg and mildly spiced flour before shallow frying to a crisp golden brown. It’s the country gravy that really finishes off this dish. The milk, chicken stock, butter and flour combination is spectacular. Served with your favourite veges and you have a simple, but wonderful home cooked meal.
You need to prepare a little in advance for this dish. Once you have coated the steaks with egg and flour it is best to let them chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the egg and flour to firm up before frying. If you serve with baked potatoes, then prepare the steaks at the same time. This should give plenty of chill time before you need to cook the steaks.