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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Chicken Fried Steak

July 3, 2019
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle


1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

4 (4 oz.) cube steaks

38 saltine crackers 1 sleeve crushed

1 1/4 C flour divided

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp salt divided

1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper divided

Garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground red pepper

4 3/4 C milk divided

2 Lg eggs

3 1/2 C peanut oil

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley

How to:

1. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks and set aside.

2. Combine cracker crumbs, 1 C flour, baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and red pepper and garlic powder.

3. Dredge steaks in cracker crumb mix dip in milk mix dredge in cracker crumb mix again.

4. Pour oil into a 12-inch skillet and heat to 360 degrees.

5. Fry steaks 10 minutes. Turn and fry 4 to 5 minutes more until golden brown.

6. Remove to a wire rack on a jelly roll pan. Keep steaks warm in a 225 degree oven.

7. Carefully drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 1 Tbsp drippings in skillet.

8. Whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 2 cups milk.

9. Pour mixture into reserved drippings in skillet and cook over medium high heat, whisking constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened.

10. Serve gravy with steaks and mashed potatoes. Garnish with Parsley.

Serves 4

Capt. Dick May was a former long-time island charter boat captain and cookbook author.



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