I spent lots of time watching cooking shows and QVC while I was sick. Two different shows did Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy. Some called it Country Fried Steak. Not something I am that familiar with, I did some research and decided to give it a go.
Then Bobby challenged Paula Dean to a throw down, and she scoffed at white gravy. Hers was brown with onions in it. She said Southerners don’t do white gravy, yet the first guy was very Southern!
Bobby made his crisp, Paula floated hers in the gravy for a bit. I don’t see the point of getting it crisp if you are going to soak it in gravy?
So I did it my own way.
First, you get some round steak and beat the cwap out of it. They said to have the butcher put it through the machine twice. Years ago here in NY, we used to be able to buy what was called “minute steaks” or cubed steak. I haven’t seen it in ages!
I pounded it, dipped in buttermilk, then in seasoned flour, repeat twice.
Got the oil good and hot and fried them, placed them on a cookie rack to drain, (Bobby says that keeps both sides crisp).
Drained the oil off and deglazed the pan. Browned some chopped onion, and then made a pan gravy.
I did some onions in another pan for the top.
Plated it, put some gravy on the top, served with mashed potatoes and a veggie.
The verdict…time consuming and lots to clean up. DH was thrilled to do that for me! :)
Good flavor, but give me a NY Strip Steak any day!
But I do love Southern Fried Chicken, so all you Southern girls, forgive this Yankee, but I don’t think I will make it again! Red Velvet Cake is getting very big up here! And it took awhile for Pulled Pork to catch on too, so you never know!
One of my Favorite Things is decorating for Christmas.
Every year I say I will do less, and then end up doing it all.
I remember when my mom decided not to decorate anymore. But the older I get, I can see why!
Anyway, I do a 3 foot lit tree in a basket on my kitchen island, and I decorate it with kitchen/food related things.
I have a lot of copper mini pot and pans and gingerbread ornies from WSonoma outlet.
I found these at Walmart, and thought they would be good for the tree.
Do you do a kitchen tree?
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