Tony once was a guest to a home in Texas and the hostess asked “have you ever had chicken fried steak?” Tony’s reply: “No!”
What he received was crispy cube steak smothered in pan gravy with mashed potatoes. Tonight I tried to reinvent that recipe. The results? Um, not as flavorful, not as crispy and the meat wasn’t as moist. So I am going to try again so I am not going to post this recipe just yet.
It definitely was crispy in the pan, but then I had to remove it to make the pan gravy. I put the meat on a rack in a 275 oven to keep it warm, so maybe it cooked a little more? Maybe next time I’ll leave that step out. If anyone has any tips about chicken fried steak, could you let me know?
My meat ended up weighing 3.8 ounces, 3/4 cup mashed potatoes, 4 ounces broccoli with 1/2 ounce shredded cheese and about 1/4 cup of the gravy. Unfortunately, I like things spicy, Tony does not, so I think I under season so as not to offend everyone else. Tony is convinced I have burned off my taste buds and I have none left!
Yep, I added crushed red pepper to my tots!
So we have a finalized menu for Thanksgiving! I’ll be sure to post it – Hannah is going to be making two dishes, both of which involve cheddar cheese and bacon!
I decided to tape Biggest Loser since its a 2 hour show – I am pretty sure without commercials I can watch it in about 40 minutes! Fingers crossed that Vicky gets booted tonight!
One more day until the weekend for me! See you at breakfast!