Chicken fried steak is the ultimate comfort food. It can be made in the heat of summer or the cold of winter and still have the same effect on those who enjoy the meal. You need to start with a thick piece of steak. Cubed steak is best because it can absorb the breading more than a flatter steak. You also need to make a gravy that goes with the steak. Rice is a wonderful side dish for chicken fried steak, or you can make it fun for kids by adding French fries.
Before adding anything to the meat, you need to tenderize it in a dish with milk and eggs. After the meat has been sitting in the mixture, roll it in a bowl of flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. You can also add seasoned salt and cayenne pepper for a little kick. This is when you can get creative with the recipe. Add any spices that you want to the flour to make it your own meal. Remove the meat from the flour and put it back in the egg mixture before coating again in the flour. Fry the meat in a small amount of oil until it is golden brown on the outside.
Zia Diner, a Santa Fe restaurant serving the best comfort food around, includes chicken fried steak on its menu. Check the menu item here – Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes, vegetable 12.95