Monday, November 7, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Sofrito Lovers,

This weekend, I made one of my favorite Southern recipes: Chicken Fried Steak! I love this dish and the recipe is pretty easy to follow.  I don't remember exactly where I got the recipe from, but it's been in my personal cookbook file for a while.  I've posted it below for folks to use and improve upon.

Check it out for yourself!  Read it, cook it, and taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!

Chicken Fried Steak

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
Oil for frying
1-1/2 cups 2% milk

In a shallow bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder and
seasonings. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk.  

Dip each cubed steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. 

Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook 5 minutes longer or until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink. Remove steaks and keep warm.

Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings; stir remaining flour into drippings until smooth. 

Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and remaining buttermilk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks. 

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