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October 4, 2011

WW: Chicken Fried Cube Steak

I grew up in the country on a few acres of land with my parents raising their own beef to feed our family of five and now, with my own family, we do the same.  When we harvest beef, we usually stock up our freezer with either a quarter or a half of the animal for our family of four.  The first time doing this was definitely a learning experience for me because with this amount of beef, comes many different cuts.  Cuts I wasn't really familiar with cooking.  I learned by trial and error with many of the cuts.  Cube steak was one of the cuts I tried a few different ways. 

The first experiment with cube steak was to BBQ it.  It was okay, but I don't recommend it.  Cube steak should be prepared one way, and one way only.

Chicken Fried.

Cube Steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a  meat mallet, or by an electric tenderizer.  It kind of looks like hamburger, but it's steak.

For chicken fried steak, you want to season the cube steak with salt and pepper.
















Add some Seasoning Salt and pepper to a dish of four and mix completely.

Dredge the cube steak in the flour.  I don't use egg batter, just the wetness of the steak is good enough and easier with one less step.
Drizzle some olive oil {or you can use butter of course} in a skillet, heat until hot on medium high.















Fry the steak about 4 minutes or so per side.















Done.

We went all out this night and made mashed potatoes and corn on the cob to go along with.  SO good!

Have you ever made Chicken Fried Steak yourself??

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