In celebration of MSLS one year anniversary, I have added a new category to our blog: Dave’s Diner! Here you will find some of our favorite 50’s style dishes. Yes, I might finally share my Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe with you, along with other meals that take you right back to your childhood or neighborhood diner! Our first post in this category – Chicken Fried Steak! I think the first time I had it was in a diner with my grandparents! We only make this a couple of times a year for obvious reasons.
For the Chicken Fried Steak
4 small cube steaks
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons Mrs. Dash
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic pepper
1 cup of milk
2 eggs, beaten
oil for frying
heavy skillet, preferably cast iron
Add the spices to the flour and place on a large plate or pie pan.
Add the eggs and milk to a bowl that is large enough to dip the steak in. Mix well
Dredge the steak in the seasoned flour, then dip in the egg mixture, and then dredge in the flour one more time.
Place the steaks in the hot frying pan and brown on both sides. Move the steaks to a baking pan and set aside. Bake the steaks about 15 minutes in a 350′ oven, while you prepare your mashed potatoes and make the country gravy.
For the Country Style Gravy
4-6 tablespoons of oil, remaining in pan
1/2 cup of the remaining seasoned flour
2 cups of milk or cream
1 cup of chicken stock
Drain all but 4-6 tablespoons of oil from frying pan. Heat the oil over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and brown to make a medium rue, about 5 minutes. Add in the milk, while whisking, bring to a simmer. The gravy will be very thick. Add the chicken stock and continuing whisking and simmering until desired thickness is reached. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Reduce heat to low and keep warm while you prepare rest of meal.
Prepare your favorite mashed potatoes and vegetable while the steaks are in the oven for 15 minutes at 350′. Enjoy!