So I am trying my hand at some intense old fashioned awesome housewife stuff. I got home from work today and decided to turn out a great chicken fried steak dinner…with mashed potatoes….and gravy. YUM.
So…..here is how I did it. I defrosted some steaks from the freezer….used a meat tenderizer to pound out the meat (hahahaha!!)
Bowl 1 1 egg mixed with 1 cup milk
Bowl 2 1 cup flour with paprika, cayenne, blackening seasoning….cause its my fav
I dredged the steak in the egg, then the flour bowl, then the egg and then the four again. I dropped the steaks into our cast iron skillet, preheated with 1/2 cup canola oil.
Here is a pic of my mess. I just put steak into the skillet. Blue pot has my potatoes and the back sauce pan has some corn for the side.
So messy…..so not healthy….so GOOD!!! I cooked the steaks for 3 minutes on each side. Once the crunchies were nice and brown, I pulled the steak and prepared the skillet for the gravy. Keep the majority of the oil in the pan….put the rest in a can or one of those fancy oil catchers. Add in like 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup of flour and whisk….whisk….and whisk some more.
Once the rue (sp???) is nice, smooth and goldie brown…add in about a cup of milk. You can add more depending on the consistency you and the fam like. Make sure you taste this stuff!! I added in a bunch more blackening seasoning to make it just how we like it.
Let’s part ways for the evening with a nice close up.