> > The great thing about CFSis that one can utilize an economical (cheap, in plain English) cut of beef, such as top round or cube steak and still get excellent results. However, I happened to have some leftover raw strip loin left from yesterday’s dinner, which I sliced thin, then pounded it even thinner for this CFS.
Usually the traditional side dish would be mashed potatoes, but I am trying to cut down on my starch intake, so I felt the flour from the breading and the “Gravy” was enough of that for the day.
(The rendered fat from the chorizo and the chicken fat made this southern style gravy even tastier than it’s usual version made with bacon fat)
American comfort food at it’s finest ! (Just don’t tell your cardiologist) 🙂 > Bon Appetit ! Life is Good ! > > All about Chicken Fried Steak > All about Gravy > >
Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
> > > Preparation : To read instructions, hover over pictures To enlarge pictures and read instructions, click on pictures > > >
pound your choice of beef steak to 1/4″ thick, season with salt and cayenne pepper
mix whole eggs with buttermilk (or substitute with yogurt)
season flour with kosher salt and cayenne pepper, dip steak into it and shake off excess flour
dip steak into egg/dairy mixture
dip steak into flour again
cook in clarified butter
cook until golden on both sides and steaks have done-ness you desire
remove steaks to absorbent paper
add a spoonful of flour to the pan with the clarified butter, saute one minute until flour is “blond” in color
add milk, chopped thyme leaves, kosher salt and cayenne pepper to the roux, whisk well to avoid lumps, simmer for five minutes, gravy should cover the back of a spoon, check / adjust seasoning
while gravy simmers, saute diced chorizo, sliced onions and garlic paste in chicken or duck fat
saute until onions are translucent
add sliced white cabbage, season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper, add a cup of chicken stock, cover, simmer until cabbage is heated through but still crisp
This is so much better than the limp, tasteless coleslaw offered most of the time.
This is crispy, tangy, refreshing. In Germany (and many other european countries)
we use this for different occasions, as snack, side dish or appetizer. The ingredients
are cabbage, onions, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, some folks (me) like to add a few drops
of maggi seasoning, others a dash of sugar (not me), and/or garlic (me).
Try it on your next BBQ. You will be happy you did 🙂 >