In the battle of wills that often happens over my dinner table, I gained the upper hand with this country fried steak recipe. Cut into strips makes this twist on chicken fried steak kid-friendly, but the fast prep time makes it a quick weeknight dinner.
As a child, one of my favorite meals was smothered steak but my children refuse anything with gravy. What is wrong with their taste buds?! I mean, we are Southern. We are supposed to love gravy.
Anyway… when I was craving this childhood comfort food, I decided to make the country fried steak more child-appealing by channeling my inner Pioneer Woman and cutting the pieces of cubed steak into strips, serving the milk gravy on the side like a dip.
By cutting the meat into one inch strips, you also speed up the cooking process bringing the meal together quickly.
Some stores sell the cube steak already cut but I am not that lucky. Also, for the budget conscious family, look for a manager’s special to save and buy in bulk. You can always divide the portions and freeze to cook this Country Fried Steak recipe another week. I just recommend freezing flat to make thawing easier and faster. Trying to thaw a lump of cubed steak is like waiting for molasses to pour on a cold morning. Frustrating!
Country Fried Steak is amazing with the milk gravy over rice (super cheap side dish) or mashed potatoes (also very frugal). However, you can go without the gravy (pardon my aching heart) and serve alongside any fresh fruit or vegetable.
Weekend potluck #188
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Your hostesses ~
- Sunflower Supper Club ~ Kim & Julie
- The Country Cook~ Brandie
- The Better Baker ~ Marsha
- Frugal Family Favorites ~ Tabitha
- Sweet Little Bluebird~ Mary
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