Are you craving the nostalgic flavors of childhood but can’t find your favorite fast food meal anymore? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Today, I’m going to share with you my irresistible recipe for Steak Fingers with Country Gravy that will blow your mind. Trust me, these are even better than takeout!
A Hearty Meal That Hits the Spot
Picture this: succulent cube steaks cut into strips, double-dipped in flour and buttermilk, and then fried to a glorious golden brown perfection. And let’s not forget the star of the show – the country gravy, made with just a handful of ingredients that create a symphony of flavors. This meal is meant to be enjoyed with Texas Toast and either crispy fries or creamy mashed potatoes. It’s a feast that guarantees happy, satisfied tummies all around!
Let’s Get Cooking!
Now, let’s dive into the exciting process of making these finger-licking steak fingers with country gravy.
Starting with the Perfect Cut
To achieve that heavenly texture and taste, we need to work with cube steak. This special cut comes from top round or sirloin steak that has been tenderized and flattened using a mechanical meat tenderizer. You can also do it yourself with a tenderizing mallet. Once that’s done, simply slice the steak into 1-inch strips, and you’re good to go!
The Art of Dredging
Are you ready for the secret to an incredibly flavorful, extra crispy coating? It’s all in the double-dipping! Take your steak fingers and dip them into seasoned flour, then into buttermilk, back to flour, back to buttermilk, and finally, finish with another coating of flour. Yes, it’s a messy affair, but don’t worry, it’s absolutely worth it. Use tongs to handle the process and place them on a wire rack to dry for about 5 minutes. This step ensures that the coating stays perfectly intact during frying.
The Sizzling Finale
With your canola or vegetable oil preheated to 350 degrees, carefully fry the steak fingers a few at a time until they turn a beautiful golden brown. To keep them warm and crispy as you go, place them on a wire rack on a sheet tray and keep them in the oven on the “warm” setting. Trust me, these little delights will disappear faster than you can fry them!
The Finishing Touch: Country Gravy
What’s a plate of steak fingers without some rich, creamy country gravy to accompany it? Let’s make that happen!
To start, add 1/4 cup of the steak finger cooking oil to a pan. Then, add 4-5 tablespoons of flour and stir until it forms a roux. You want the roux to have a slightly thick, pasty consistency.
Next, pour in 2 cups of milk and bring it to a boil. Season it generously with salt and add an abundant amount of black pepper for that extra kick of flavor.
Time to Indulge
Congratulations, you’ve made it! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade masterpiece. Remember, the cleanup duty should be delegated to someone else because you deserve a break after creating this incredible meal of Steak Fingers with Country Gravy.
What’s On Sale?
If you’re wondering where to find the ingredients for this delightful dish, head over to Lee’s Marketplace between May 18-24. They have cube steaks, eggs, and Johnny’s Season Salt on sale, making it the perfect time to gather everything you need for this culinary adventure.
So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let’s create a mouthwatering experience with these Steak Fingers and Country Gravy. And remember, if you’re ever in the mood for some delicious BBQ, check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ – they know how to satisfy your cravings!
Images and videos courtesy of Charlotte Shares.