Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ask me or B

Today, we have a question from a reader:

Hi Jes! I was a pescatarian for the past two year but I recently started eating meat again. Do you have any suggestions for choosing and preparing red meat for an inexperienced cook? Any easy go to recipes I should start with?
This will be a week long answer. Sounds kinda funny, but I don't want to bog down the blog with recipes in one post, so I will go with more than one day. Today, we are going to go with what is pictured: Country Fried Steak. This is very easy and simple to make. I love making it and B loves it! C, not so much but she might grow to love it. I almost always serve it with mashed potatoes (either homemade or instant) and a veggie. I love corn with mashed potatoes, so that is usually what I choose. So, without further ado....

Country Fried Steak
1 package of already tenderized steaks (I always buy them pre-tenderized, but you can do this yourself)
-Pour oil in a pan, I use just enough to cover the bottom of the pan completely
-Put about 1/2 cup of flour in a bowl. Place one steak in the bowl and cover it lightly in flour.
-Once the oil is heated, put your flour covered steak in the pan. It will sizzle if it is heated enough, if it doesn't sizzle, it will once it gets hot.
-Cook the steak until both sides are dark golden brown.
-Serve hot with sides! You can also make gravy to go along with it, just use country gravy or brown gravy and follow the packets' instructions.

Until last year, I had never made this. It seems like a simple recipe, which it is. I was always intimidated by it, but I had never made it before! Now, I love making it for my family and friends. Come back tomorrow for another recipe!!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize you could buy pre-tenderized meat. . . I'll have to look for that!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Mrs. Lopez of Loving Life In Pink