I can't believe it's over two weeks into 2011! Time goes by too quickly (unless I'm at work).
I know a lot of you have made healthy eating New Year's resolutions. My lack of willpower prevents me from sticking with any resolutions so I gave up on them long ago, as I'm sure you can tell by this photo. It's dinner a few nights ago - chicken fried steak, egg and fried potatoes. If I keep this up I will have to have a team of cardiologists on speed dial! But boy oh boy was it tasty. I only make this about twice a year since the frying makes such a mess. I can never remember to get out the splatter screen until after I have already splattered the cooktop.
Until I read the article by Cook's Illustrated, I never knew how to make chicken fried steak. I imagined it was difficult. It isn't, although as I mentioned it is messy.
Basically you take cube steak (can anyone enlighten me as to what cut of meat that is? I know they put it through the "tenderizing maching" but is it chuck? round? woodchuck?), flour it, dip it in a thick batter of buttermilk, egg and baking soda, then dredge it again in the seasoned flour and fry it. The gravy, which I love but my husband does not, is butter, onion, milk, thyme and s&p thickened with flour. I could eat that gravy by the spoonful but then again I love onions and thyme.
Here's to a healthy 2011!