While watching an episode of Man vs. Food I sawAdam chowing down on chicken fried steak. I haven't had that dose of southern comfort in a long, long time.
Chicken-fried steak is a classic southern dish . . . a favorite in Oklahoma and Texas. It was served by working-class people because it was a satisfying yet inexpensive meal. It is a comfort food that reminds me of back home. It is rich and delicious and can be served with mashed potatoes or biscuits. Seriously yummy!
The quality of the beef you use is definitely a factor in the consistency and flavor of the final product. I was able to find round steak already tenderized in the meat section of my grocery store. You can ask your butcher to cube the steak for you or tenderize it yourself.
I used the clarified butter from this post and the buttermilk that was left from making butter. You can substitute lard and regular milk for this recipe. Don’t drizzle the lard over the steaks as I did with the clarified butter, just use a ½ cup of lard in the