Country Fried Steaks with Spicy Blue Cheese Sauce
Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, these country-fried beef steaks are served with a simple blue cheese sauce made with only 3 ingredients.
4 beef round (sirloin) tip side steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 7-ounces)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup refrigerated prepared blue cheese dressing
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 teaspoon green hot pepper sauce
- Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper is shallow dish. Whisk egg and water together in shallow bowl until blended. Combine bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder and red pepper in separate shallow dish.
- Cut steaks into a total of 4 serving-size pieces. Place between sheets of waxed paper; pound to 1/4-inch thickness. Dip each steak in flour mixture to coat both sides lightly; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then in bread crumb mixture to coat.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 2 steaks in skillet; cook 5 minutes or until coating is crisp and golden and beef is medium rare, turning once. (Do not overcook.) Remove steaks; keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil, if needed, and steaks.
- Meanwhile combine sauce ingredients in small bowl. Serve with steaks.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.