Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deep Fried Yumminess!

Good evening bloggers. I know I've been slacking with posting lately. I have no excuse for that. But I do come to you all tonight with some deep fried yumminess that will have you all wanting more. I'm a resident of the South, so deep fried foods are a staple where I'm at. I know many of you must be screamin "NO! Not deep fried food! It'll go straight to my hips." This is true to some extent. I can vouch for that, but none the less, I need deep fried foods as much as the next person. So, it won't hurt to have one dinner that has more fat in it that the next. So, enjoy it and remember, you can jog it off or crunch it off. I know I will be later!

Chicken Fried Steak

You will need:

  • 4 beef cube steaks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups vegetable shortening for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper

  1. Pound the steaks to about 1/4 inch thickness. 
  2. Place 2 cups of flour in a shallow bowl. 
  3. Stir together the baking powder, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a separate shallow bowl. then stir in the buttermilk, egg, Tabasco Sauce, and garlic. Dredge each steak first in the flour, then in the batter, and again in the flour. 
  4. Pat the flour onto the surface of each steak so they are completely coated with dry flour. 
  5. Heat the shortening in a deep cast-iron skillet to 325 degrees. 
  6. Fry the steaks until evenly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. 
  7. Place fried steaks on a plate with paper towels to drain. 
  8. Drain the fat from the skillet, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid and as much of the solid remnants as possible. 
  9. Return the skillet to medium-low heat with the reserved oil. 
  10. Whisk the remaining flour into the oil. 
  11. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release solids into the gravy. Stir in the milk, raise the heat to medium, and bring the gravy to a simmer, cook until thick, 6 to 7 minutes. 
  12. Season with kosher salt and pepper. 
  13. Spoon the gravy over the steaks to serve.
  14. Enjoy!

Well, after this dinner, I'm sure we will all be begging for a gym membership. Enjoy it and I will catch you all later my lovely blogging family. Good night and happy blogging!