You can make you own Chicken Fried Steak! There's no need to take your
man out to the diner for the ultimate man's meal. It's easy, it's
relatively quick and doesn't require any special ingredients. My chicken
fried steak may be one of the reasons my husband married me. (wink)
Put milk in a bowl that's large enough to dip the meat into. Whisk the egg into your milk. You need enough milk to double dip each piece of meat. I think it usually takes about 2 cups for eight steaks.
Next take a large bowl or platter, put at least 2 cups of flour on it and heavily salt, pepper, and garlic it. (In this picture I used about 3 Tablespoons of Lawry's Seasoning Salt and 2 Tablespoons of garlic powder)
Mix it thoroughly, and give it a little taste test by barely tasting the mixture...just a dab on your finger is enough for you to get the flavor. If it just tastes like flour, add more salt, pepper and garlic powder!! This is important, because the batter is what gives your chicken fried steak its flavor!
Get your largest skillet and heat about 1/4 inch deep (mine took 1 cup) of oil on medium/high heat. Take your cubed steak and dip it in the milk and into the flour.
Press it into the flour on both sides, it should make the steak spread out and become larger. Put into hot oil. Repeat with as many steaks as your pan will hold.
Normally I would use my hands to coat the steak, but it's difficult to take a picture by myself while my hands are in flour!
Once the pan is full, quickly wash your hands, and it's probably time to turn over the first couple steaks you put in. I like to use a fork to turn the meat. Let each side of the steak brown thoroughly.
Repeat with the rest of your steaks if you have more.
Drain meat on a couple of paper towels as it's done.
Use your leftover grease to make delicious cream gravy. I'll show you how!