Learn how to make chicken fried steak.This is my dad's Chicken Fried Steak Recipe and it's the crunchiest and BEST ever!
|Round steak||3/4 Pound , cut (cut into 2 pieces)|
|Eggs||2 , beaten (well beaten)|
|Flour||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Saltine cracker crumbs||2 Cup (32 tbs) (1/2 sleeve Saltine crackers)|
|Vegetable oil/Bacon grease||1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (or a combination, for frying)|
1.Lay each piece of steak on a cutting board and gently pound them with the flat side of a meat mallet, working from the center towards the edges until about 1/3 thick.
2.Go over each one again now with the pokey side of the mallet. Be gentle. You dont want to tear the meat.
3.Sprinkle with the salt and set aside.
4.Mix the flour with the pepper and put it on a plate.
5.Beat the eggs well in a shallow bowl.
6.Crush the crackers and put them on a plate.
7.Now we bread. Dip each steak in this order: egg, flour, egg, crackers.
8.Set them aside while you heat your oil in a large skillet, over high heat.
9.When its hot enough, a fleck of cracker crumb will sizzle when tossed in.
10.Fry as many as you can fit in your skillet without crowding them, probably just one at a time (If you cram too much in there, they will steam instead of fry and your breading will come off.)
11.Cook for about 3 minutes, then turn and reduce the heat to medium-high.
12.Cook another 3-4 minutes until you cut into it and its just barely pink in the middle.
13.Keep warm if necessary in the oven while you cook the rest.
14.Serve with mashed potatoes and cream gravy for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
Go ahead and make the mashed potatoes and gravy right before you fry the steaks. The gravy will stay warm in a pot with a lid on it; just reheat over low heat if necessary for about a minute. Hold the potatoes over a double boiler and top them with some extra butter or cream so they dont dry out.