The Best Chicken Fried Steak
A few years ago I ordered a Chicken Fried Steak from a restaurant in Gillette Wyoming that was, absolutely, out of this world. I went and re-ordered that dish several times, before I packed it in and left town, and I hadn’t had one that good since. That is until I stopped in to a little mom and pop’s diner hear in town and decided to take a stab at their version. Wow! It was delicious and it’s weighed down on my mind so heavy that I decided I better show the world how to do it your self and guarantee amazing results.
Chicken Fried Steak Cut
As you may or may not know, there isn’t just one way to make Chicken Fried Steak. There are several different ways to do it. Among the most common is your basic Cube Steak or, the poor man’s version, with hamburger. In this recipe, however, I’m going to suggest using fat trimmed Ribeye steaks cut about 3/8 of inch thick. Starting out with the right cut helps to insure tenderness with a rich flavor. Then tenderizing and seasoning takes it to the next level.
Seasoning a Ribeye Chicken Fried Steak
Now that we’ve learned using a Ribeye is one of the secrets to making a great Chicken Fried Steak, now we need to talk about the seasoning. In my opinion, anything beef related needs a good rub with something salty, spicy and very flavorful. Blackened seasoning has got it all but it isn’t always available in standard grocery stores. I have to make my own and I’m going to show you how to do it in the next post. So, you’re not going to want to miss that. Blackened seasoning is amazing on steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood. It’s one of those all around seasonings that’s good on just about everything and it’s especially good in this recipe. Now all you’ll need is some flour, a simple egg wash and some country gravy.
Ribeye Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients:
2 Ribeye Steaks, 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick
1 tsp Blackened Seasoing
1 cup Flour
1 tbsp Water, mix with eggs
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Country Gravy