Thursday, May 6, 2010

Home cooked

Last fall we purchased 1/4 of a cow for the winter....I know that sounds crazy for two people and this was before we decided not to eat as much red meat. We got a pretty good variety of cuts like roasts, ground meat, T-bones, porterhouse and some hamburger patties. I was pretty excited to start cooking and looking for recipes to make but there was one thing in particular that my mouth was watering over - the one thing I never actually ate till about 4 years ago but found so amazing that I could hardly stand it!!!

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

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I couldn't wait to cook this meal! It takes quite a bit of work and the first of the four times I made it the gravy didn't turn out quite right but now I like to think of myself as a pro at this dish. It is the best comfort food as well (mostly because its horrible for you, I mean you fry the stuff in crisco or lard if you want - we all know that is not healthy). This is also another Fanny Farmer recipe which you can find here or just buy the cookbook. You'll find amazing recipes for any occasion :) You also HAVE to make this with mashed potatoes or its not the same.

Every time I would cook this Andrew would get excited too, he'd sit in the kitchen intently watching the steaks fry up and the gravy start to thicken. There is just something about that meal that makes me feel amazing. I don't know about anyone else (and feel free to comment on your favorite comfort food) but my mouth is watering right now!



9 comments:

Farmers Wifey said...

That pic is making me hungry....yes it's comfort food but there's a good reason for it to be..

paige said...

It's always good feeling when the boy you're cooking for is drooling over the meal while you cook it. It must be really, really yummy! I know a lot of people who love this dish. (I'm a veggie, so I don't eat it, but it looks yummy!)

Stephanie said...

Oh yum. That looks delicious...

e said...

This looks delish! But when you say "We purchased 1/4 of a cow" it just sounds so odd to me!

I like to be far removed from the food chain!

paige said...

PS: I'm officially following you now. Not sure why I'm just getting around to that. ;)

Erin said...

Ohh I never have tried chicken fried steak. It looks really yummy!

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

I would have to say my favorite home cooked meal that my mom makes is homemade mac n cheese! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Wow! That sounds fabulous. The only problem is it's after midnight here in Georgia and now I'm dying for a chicken fried steak. lol
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Writer's Workshop piece. Have a great day!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
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Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

OK. Yum. Yeah for comfort food and all things fried.