IT Guy is pretty easy to please. As long as I stay away from fish or Chinese food, he'll eat just about anything. He was raised on a farm, so he's a meat-and-potatoes kinda guy but he also loves casseroles. Leftovers? Yup...he's all over 'em. One thing that's a favorite and a guaranteed hit every time is country fried steak. He LOVES it. I don't make it that often...maybe just a few times a year...but when I do, the man is putty in my hands. The recipe is easy and delicious and if you want to please the love of YOUR life....like I do...then make this.
Country Fried Steak
6 3-ounce cube steaks
Salt & pepper
Salt and pepper cube steaks. Set aside.
½ cup milk
In a medium bowl or a large zip top bag, combine ½ cup milk and eggs.
1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
a pie plate or a large zip top bag, crush crackers to fine crumbs then
add the flour and the spices. Dredge cube steak in cracker crumb
mixture, then egg mixture then cracker crumb mixture. Repeat until all
cube steaks are covered. Heat 3 cups of oil in a large skillet and fry
steaks for 10 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Remove steaks from oil and drain. Place steaks on a plate and keep warm
in a 225 degree oven. Pour all oil off but 1 tablespoon and the cooked
bits to be used for the gravy.
4 cups milk
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
milk, flour and salt & pepper. Stir well and pour into the skillet
with the 1 tablespoon of oil and the cooked bits. Heat and stir until
thickened. Serve over meat and with mashed potatoes.
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!