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Southern Chicken Fried Steak with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

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