Southern Fried Chicken
Down south there are as many different ways to make fried chicken as there are ways to make grits and almost every household has their own take on this classic southern dish. This recipe is designed to capture that taste in each bite with one thing missing the bones. This is for two reasons one no bones means all meat and coating second it cooks quicker so not as much waiting for that delicious southern treat to be ready to eat.
It is a well known fact that if you want fried chicken down south does it best just like New England does chowder best. Some parts of this big country just seem to have a knack for making things a bit better than others and chicken means south in my book. You ask how a New England girl like me can do it right I have spent much time in the south and a lot of time looking at southern chicken recipes and testing different combinations to make sure I get that true southern taste.
One of the things when you run a food site in today’s day and age is there is so much information and place to find information to make the world a bit smaller. I take every ethnic cuisine, regional taste and particular nitch very serious like it is the only food on earth and then add my special flare to it to make it down home good. What makes me so good at this, I have four boys and one man I must get every recipe past and trust me they are true food critics. So I present this recipe for your consideration mom tested and guy approved. Continue reading
I know technically chicken fried steak isn’t a chicken recipe but the cooking method is more like fried chicken than anything so that is why I include it in this site. I know it is really a beef recipe but no other beef recipe is treated like it and it really is treated like a piece of fried chicken and more closely resembles fried chicken then steak so it is much more like a fried chicken recipe than anything else and thus hence why it is included in this site.
There is no clear history as to who is the first to create chicken fried steak it is believed to of come to the south via German and Austrian immigrants to Texas as Wiener schnitzel and been an adaptation of that. Early notes of similar dishes date back to the early to mid 1800’s and as early as the first part of the 1900’s there are mentions in cookbooks and regional papers. The dish is sometimes referred to as country fried steak in place outside the south where the dish is very popular. It can also be made from a pork cutlet in other visitants.
No matter where, why, or when there is no doubt that chicken fried steak or country fried steak is a popular dish often served with some variation of a milk gravy and often accompanied by mash potatoes of some sort and green beans seems to be a common vegetable to go with it although none of this is a hardened and fast set of rules as the dish can really be served with anything. The one thing that is common is the batter and the cooking method most closely resembles fried chicken and thus the name. It is a dish worth trying and is very quick and easy to make do to the fact that the steak used most commonly is cube steak (minute steak in some areas) and cooks extremely quick. Continue reading
This is a typical Southern recipe and if you cannot decide between chicken and steak for dinner, make this recipe, and you will get the best of both worlds. If you usually have southern fried chicken, try this dish instead, and you can still enjoy the wonderful crunch of homemade batter, but you also get juicy beef and a gorgeous white gravy too.
More about this Iconic Southern Dish
Chicken fried steak is a piece of steak which is coated with a simple batter and then pan-fried. Some people say the name came about because the cooking method is the same as for fried chicken, while others say it is because the cooking oil has already been used to fry chicken. The Latin American-Italian dish Milanesa and the Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel, are very similar to chicken fried steak. Those are usually made with veal or pork, but the coating and cooking method are very similar. Our recipe is made with beef which is thinly sliced and tenderized, and a very simple egg and flour batter, which is applied in a several layers to get it nice and thick.
Put the coated beef in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes after coating it, and the coating will stick on to the meat much better. The chicken fried steak is cooked in a pan and then it is kept warm in the oven while you prepare the gravy. All the best gravies begin with the fat left in the pan from cooking meat, and to that you will add flour, broth, milk, and thyme. The result is thick, rich and goes perfectly with the chicken fried steak. Serve creamy mashed potatoes with this dish, along with your favorite veggies, and you have a complete meal. Continue reading
Do you just love Southern cooking you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to make for your family tonight? Try this chicken fried steak and find out what all the fuss is about. Yes, chicken fried steak really is that good!
This chicken fried steak recipe will bring visions of the South and down home, rib-sticking food to mind. As the popular queen of southern cooking portrays, this is the epitome of the good old South.
A serving platter of tender beef steak seasoned, battered and fried to a golden perfection, a covered tureen of rich creamy milk gravy, a bowel of sweet buttered whole kernel corn, and a cloth covered basket of steamy hot buttermilk biscuits bring images of a cowboy chuck wagon triangular dinner bell with the clangor ringing the call to dinner. Continue reading
One of the South’s great dinner dishes is chicken fried steak. delicious thin beef steaks that are tenderized, flour-coated and cooked to crunchy perfection. It is a wonderfully delicious and super-easy meal to prepare.
It is a comfort food enjoyed over the years in many Southern family homes. This Southern food can be prepared in about 20 minutes or less, from start to finish. Typically served with delicious creamy milk gravy and snow white mashed potatoes, it is a tasty treat for all to enjoy.
If you have never tasted chicken fried steak, then this recipe is one you simply have to try. The crunchy breading, perfectly seasoned and tender steak is absolutely delicious. Even the children will devour this tender delicious meal. It will undoubtedly become a quick family favorite of your household as well. Continue reading
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