By Mama's Kitchen (Hope) on July 16, 2008
Photo by Rinshinomori
Photo by Rinshinomori
"True Texas grub! Should be the 'official' state food of Texas! There is not a restaurant that I know of that does not have their version of CFS on the menu! At least around here! Now, you will notice that there are lots of places where you add salt and pepper so use a light hand so that the finished product is not over salty or peppery. This is my tried and true version I have made since dh and I were just dating. Now, be ready cuz this makes a lot of gravy! Dh loves to drown his steak and potatoes with it! If you want to be truly Texan, serve this with mashed potatoes or french fries and some kind of bread like biscuits or Texas toast. Any leftover gravy can be used to top biscuits for breakfast! You may even want to make extra bacon and crumble that into the gravy in the morning- two meals in one! My kind of multi-tasking!"
Serving Size: 1 (340 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Most excellent! I felt like a genuine relocated Yankee during dinner :) The directions were spot on and I didn't change a thing. I should have tenderized the meat more but that's totally on me; Mama says right in the recipe that for it to be tender you gotta beat the meat! Looking forward to biscuits and gravy in the AM. Thanks Mama for sharing! Made for PAC Spring '09"
"I remember chowing down on the BEST CFS made in Aggieland. It always had this slight twang to it that i've since found can be achieved by adding a little vinegar or lemon juice - this is a good one!"
"Outstanding chicken fried steak! This recipe was cut down to 2 servings. I used tri tip beef and also added 1 patty of jimmy dean sausage along with the bacon. Wonderful, wonderful taste. Made homemade mashed potato with lots of butter and milk. Perfect Texas eats! Thank you mama's kitchen for posting this yummy recipe."
"I made this delicious Chichen Fried Steaks - Texas style and we enjoyed them very much. Just made a few changes by using tenderized cube steaks soaked in buttermilk to make them softer; then covered with beaten eggs and no salt Ritz crackers crumbs instead of flour, and fried in some olive oil. I made the delicious gravy with less bacon crumbs and the green onions that gave a nice color on top. Thanks for this excellent recipe, Mama's Kitchen Hope."
"I made this last evening and the entire family raved about how delicious this was. The creamy gravy with the added bacon and scallions took this dish over the top. I have found a new favorite gravy. I made no changes to the recipe as it did not need any. I have already been asked to make it again. If I could give it 10 stars I would! This is definitely going into my regular menu rotation."