Submitted by Di
Country Bumpkin Fried Steak
Cooking Time: 10 min
4 beef cubed steaks (1-1/4 pounds total), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1.Season steaks with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
2.Place buttermilk in a shallow dish. Place 3/4 cup cornmeal in another shallow dish. Dip steaks in buttermilk then in cornmeal, coating completely.
3.In a large deep skillet, heat shortening over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add steaks and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and coating is golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter and cover to keep warm.
4.Add 3 tablespoons flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until flour is browned, stirring constantly. Add milk and stir until gravy thickens. Serve steaks topped with gravy