Chicken fried steak, chicken fried steak! Who doesn’t love chicken fried steak?!?
I didn’t know what chicken fried steak was until starting college in central PA, where it was a staple at my favorite hole-in-the-wall breakfast place. As I continued south to Virginia, it was still commonplace on the menu. Austin loves it, and I will take bites off his plate.
As our freezer became full with meat, I was looking for what to make with it all, especially cube steak. I never know what to do with cube steak, so I thought it would be a perfect chicken fried steak.
Chicken Fried Steak
Cube steak, broken apart into portion size pieces (portions are a little large in our household, lol)
Italian style bread crumbs
Panko bread crumbs
Packet of ranch seasoning/dressing mix
Add 1 to 2 tbs of olive oil to frying pan and heat. Add mix of Italian style bread crumbs, Panko bread crumbs, and ranch seasoning/dressing mix to gallon size Ziploc bag. Add cube steak and shake, shake and bake style.
Fry cube steaks, flip when juices start to flow out of the top of the steak. Continue frying until both sides are browned. I made the cube steaks with a tiny bit of pink; cook for longer if you want less pink in the meat.