(originally made 5/2012)
Tim is very picky about his steak. And Jake has sensory issues
coupled with a bad steak experience from a few years ago. So I
searched through MasterCook, Pinterest, Foodgawker and assembled my
possibilities. I've gotten Jake to eat chicken, pork and eggplant all
by breading and baking/frying, so I mulled over the idea of Country
fried steak, but I am terrible at making gravy. Sue suggested steak
fingers, and a quick google found me these on Allrecipes.
On their own, they are a little bit bland, I'd definitely amp them up
with something next time, but for a trial run with Jake, they were
I used round steak with the outer fat trimmed off, beaten with a meat
mallet, then sliced it thin and across the grain. Didn't take long at
all for them to brown up and cook through. Jake had his dipped in
honey, and I used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce.
Success! He even came back and asked for 2 more fingers.
Definitely a keeper and a great positive experience for his memory bank
and the possibility of him trying different preparations :)
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 pound round steak
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour for coating
Tenderize steak by pounding with a mallet. Cut into long strips across the grain.
Combine egg, milk, salt and pepper in a shallow dish, whisk until well blended.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1/3 cup oil (or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan).
Coat steak pieces in flour. Shake off excess. Then dip in the egg mixture and again in flour.
Fry the strips in the hot oil until golden brown; about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb oil.