Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

When IT Guy and I lived in Arizona we used to go to an eatery there called Lucky Wishbone. We loved their food! They had chicken sandwiches that were to DIE for but what we really enjoyed were the steak fingers! Nothing like 'em. As far as I know, Lucky Wishbone is still in business but we live far, far away from there now so I have to make my own.  I'm sure they're not exact, but mine sure do satisfy!!!

Steak Fingers

2 pounds round steak - cut into 1 x 3 inch strips
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Seasoning salt (I use Lawry's)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/3 cups self-rising flour
2 eggs - beaten
2 -3 cups milk

Heat 1 - 2 cups vegetable oil in a large skillet.

In a pie plate or large zip top bag, combine 2 cups flour with the onion salt, garlic salt, salt, pepper and seasoning salt.

In another pie plate or large zip top bag, place beaten eggs.

Coat all steak strips into flour mixture, then into egg, then in flour mixture again.

Working in two or three batches, place steak into hot oil and cook for 3 - 4 minutes then turn over and cook another 2 - 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain the place on a warm plate. Keep in a 200 degree oven to keep warm while making the gravy.

Pour all oil out of pan except for 3 - 4 tablespoons. Leave the tasty bits in the bottom of the pan.

Add 1/3 cup flour into skillet and stir with a whisk. Cook until bubbly...about 2 minutes or so.

Pour in the milk until it blends well with the flour mixture and starts to thicken. Add more milk to thin if it's too thick. Give it a taste and add some salt and pepper if needed.

Serve with steak fingers.

The cast of characters.

Slice the meat into strips.

Add the seasonings to the flour.

Dredge the meat in the flour...

...then the eggs....

...then again in the flour.

Add them to the hot oil and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Flip them over and cook the other side.

Pour all the oil off except for a few tablespoons, leaving the tasty bits in the bottom of the pan.

Add the flour...

..and stir with a whisk and cook it for a minute or two.

Then add the milk and heat until thick and bubbly.

Steak fingers and gravy!! Weeeee----doggies!!