Southern Flashback Foodie Friday


I’m joining Kitchen Bouquet today for Flashback Friday and Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. I’m flashing back to remember one of my Daddy’s favorite dishes, chicken fried steak! His mother, my grandmother made this and my mother learned how to make her recipe from her and now my mother has taught me.

This is my Daddy.
This is my Daddy.

This chicken fried steak is tender and delicious. As with a lot of handed down recipes, this one doesn’t have measurements. It is a technique. Here it is:

Good quality tenderized cubed or round steak
Flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
Egg and Milk beaten together
Cooking oil or shortening

Heat about a 1/4 inch of oil or shortening in a large skillet.

Bread the steak in the flour first, then, the egg and milk, then, back in the flour. You can repeat this step if you like more breading – your call.

Fry the breaded steak until you can lift it easily. Turn it over and brown it on the other side.

Carefully, lift cooked steak out of the skillet and place in a foil liked pan. Don’t stack the steak. Put the pan in a 300 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. You can leave it in the oven longer at a lower temperature if you like. Leaving it in the oven is an important step because it makes it really tender.

For the gravy. Keep about 2 tablespoons of the drippings in the pans. Deglaze the pan with a little bit of water. Add a little flour to the drippings to form a smooth paste then add milk. Heat until the gravy is thick. How thick? Well . . . as thick as gravy!

Today’s Lagniappe: Lemon Drop Martini

After that meal (or before) you may need something refreshing to drink!

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar*
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon

* Superfine sugar is instantly dissolving sugar that is typically used in drinks.

Mix the vodka, Triple Sec, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well (supposedly the cocktail is to be shaken 40 times to make sure the sugar is well blended). Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

NOTE: To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into the superfine sugar.

Makes 1 serving.

Y’all have a great weekend!



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13 responses to “Southern Flashback Foodie Friday”

  1. Kathleen Avatar

    I have never had chicken fried steak! I was just going to look it up as it was mentioned on Linderhof’s blog..
    Sounds good..

  2. Betty Avatar

    Friends of ours were big martini drinkers, come 4 was cocktail time and she always had some type of appetizers or snacks to go along with the drinks. They were from Pa. but of Russian descent, and they gave my husband a bottle of Russian lemon flavored Vodka once and told him he was to keep it is freezer but it would never freeze. You’d thought it would freeze and bust. boy, was that stuff strong! Bringing happy but sad memories of this couple because they have gone on to heaven, within 4 mo.of each other.

  3. Nola @ The Bloom Girls Avatar

    My daddy also loved Chicken Fried Steak. Living in Texas and Tennessee helped out a great deal. Neither my mom or I mastered cooking the dish, so he ordered each time we dined out.

    Your Lemon Drop Martini recipe makes my mouth water… were talkin’!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Fifi Flowers Avatar

    Yummmmmmmmmmm Lemon Drops!

  5. Theresa@TakeASentimental Journey Avatar

    This sounds simular to how I make mine . I will try your way. Sounds so yummy !

  6. Carol Avatar

    Great post! I never tried Chicken Fried Steak but I will, it sounds delicious! I have had Lemon drops, so good! Excellent flashback!

  7. Sue Avatar

    Thanks for stopping by, glad I could make you laugh. I am not much of a drinker, but did recently discover that I do love some of the flavored martinis, yummm! Have a great weekend and stop by anytime! Sue

  8. Sheila Avatar

    That sounds like a great menu to me! And I’ll be happy to toast you with that delcious drink!

    Happy FF!


    Sheila 🙂

  9. Susan Avatar

    sounds great! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  10. Suzy Avatar

    I’m so happy to have you join me for Flashback Fridays! I love the recipe you’ve given. I’m always on the lookout for a good chicken fried steak recipe and your Lagniappe is wonderful!

  11. susan Avatar

    I found that some of the best recipes are learned by watching rather than reading. However, I do think reading on the lemondrop martini will suffice 🙂 Thanks for two great recipes!

  12. Joyce Avatar

    Now your Daddy knew a good chicken friend steak recipe!
    Thanks for sharing.

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