Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paula Deen Goodness - Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Corn, Gravy

I picked up Paula Deen's "Best Dishes" magazine awhile ago and just now had the time to sit down and go through it. I knew there were several things I wanted to try out but we do our best to space out our fried food meals and eat healthy stuff in between!

So first up? Paula's Chicken Fried Steak with Parsleyed Cream Gravy & Fried Corn. Doesn't that just make your mouth water?!

(All recipes courtesy of Paula Deen: Best Dishes magazine)

Chicken Fried Steak:

Vegetable oil for frying
6 cubed steaks (I used 2 bottom round's and since they weren't already tenderized, I beat them to death with a meat mallet)
2 t steak seasoning (I used Lawry's)
1 t garlic powder
1 C flour
1/2 t baking powder

Heat oil. Sprinkle steaks with seasoning, garlic and, I added S&P. In a shallow bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Dredge steaks and shake off excess. Fry 3-4 minutes per side. Put in a 200 degree oven to keep warm while making the gravy.

Parsleyed Cream Gravy:
2 C whole milk (I used 2%)
1/4 C flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
Reserved drippings and brown bits from the Chicken Fried Steak
1/4 C Parsley (I left this out)

Whisk milk, flour, S&P into drippings & brown bits. Cook for 6-8 minutes (mine cooked in about 4) whisking constantly until thickened. Add in parsley. Serve.

Fried Corn:
4 slices of bacon
3 C fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears...I just used 4)
1/2 C water
1 t sakt
1 t pepper
1 t sugar

Cook bacon until crispy. Remove and drain. Add corn and water to drippings. Cook over med high heat for 6-8 minutes stirring often. Stir in salt, pepper and sugar. Cooke for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Top with crumbled bacon.

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