When you cook beef the same way you fry chicken, it's called 'chicken-fried' steak. Try this tasty recipe with mashed potatoes and biscuits for a classic southern-style meal.
1 pound sirloin steak
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons salt - divided use
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper - divided use
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup peanut or vegetable oil
- Cut steak into 4 serving-size pieces. Place pieces between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Working from center to edges, pound meat lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness.
- In a shallow dish combine buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, half of the salt and half of the pepper. Stir to mix.
- In another shallow dish mix together flour, remaining salt and pepper.
- Dredge meat pieces in flour mixture, then dip in buttermilk mixture, then dredge again in flour mixture, coating evenly.
- Preheat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook until golden brown, turning once, about 6 minutes; drain on paper towel.
Makes 4 servings.