Chicken Fried Steak with Smashed Potatoes & Cracked Pepper Gravy

Chicken Fried Steak

Ingredients

Egg wash ingredients
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk or beer
Smashed potatoes
  • 3 lb potatoes. I prefer Yukon golds, but russet or reds work as well
  • 5 T, unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 C, heavy cream
  • Meat Church Holy Cow to taste
Cream Gravy ingredients
  • ½ C unsalted butter
  • 5 T flour
  • 2 ½ C milk
  • 1 T Kosher Salt
  • Meat Church Holy Cow to taste (sub coarse cracked pepper)

Heat the oil to 325 degrees in a dutch oven or deep, heavy cast iron skillet.

Egg wash
Whisk the eggs. Then add the buttermilk and beer. Set aside.

Batter the steaks
Coat the steak in the chicken fried steak breading. Then dip in egg wash. Re-coat the steak thoroughly in the breading again. 

Cooks the steaks
Carefully place the steak in the hot oil. Cook 4-5 minutes. Turn the steak and repeat on the other side or until golden brown. 

Allow the steaks to drain over a paper towel on a plate. A great way to keep them warm is on a cast iron pan on a low oven. 


                               

Smashed potatoes
Peel ¾ of the skin off each potato. I leave a little skin on. Cut into 1 – 2” pieces. Cover with water in a stock pot, bring to a boil for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, drain and then smash the potatoes.
Melt the butter in a small sauce pan and combine with the heavy cream. Reduce by ¼. Combine this mixture with the smashed potatoes and add any extra butter or sour cream you like. Add Holy Cow to taste.

Cracked Pepper Gravy
Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in the flour. Cook until the flour starts to brown. Slowly add the milk whisking constantly. Simmer until it thickens and add the Holy Cow (or coarse cracked black pepper) to taste.

Enjoy!Chicken Fried Steak with Cracked Pepper Gravy

 

 

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