Chicken Fried Steak is another one of those southern dishes that I love but can't find on a restaurant menu where I live. So I made it at home! I served it for lunch with Corn Sticks and potato salad. If you'll be having it for dinner, a green vegetable would be nice with mashed potatoes. Don't forget the white gravy with lots of black pepper!
For 2 people:
2 cube steaks, about ½ lb. each. (Steaks that look like they have been perforated with little squares)
½ cup flour
1 large egg, beaten
kosher salt and pepper to taste
oil for cooking
These are cube steaks. Sometimes called Salisbury steak or Swiss steak.
Place the flour in a pie tin and the beaten egg in another.
Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
Dredge the steaks in flour then tenderize them with a mallet type meat tenderizer or needles, to about ¼ inch thick.
Dredge in flour again.
Dip into beaten egg.
Dredge again in flour.
Let the steaks rest while the oil is heating in a medium skillet. When the oil is ready, carefully place steaks in skillet leaving space between them and not touching the sides of skillet.
Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and keep warm in the oven on a low temperature while you make the white gravy with plenty of black pepper. (You can use the flour left over from the dredging to make gravy.)