Country Fried Steak with Biscuits and Gravy
1 1/2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (4-ounce) tenderized beef round steak (have butcher run them through cubing machine)
1 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 quart whole milk
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (recommended: Ac'cent), optional
1 bunch green onions, or 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 package yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup solid shortening (recommended: Crisco)
2 cups buttermilk
Steak and Gravy:
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a small bowl.
Sprinkle 1 side of the meat with the House Seasoning and the other side with the seasoning salt, and then dredge the meat in buttermilk and then flour.
Heat 1/2 cup oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 2 or 4 of the steaks to the hot oil and fry until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove each steak to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Repeat with the remaining steaks, adding up to 1/4 cup more oil, as needed.
Make the gravy by adding the 2 tablespoons remaining flour to the pan drippings, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the salt.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the flour is medium brown and the mixture is bubbly.
Slowly add the whole milk and the Ac'cent, if using stirring constantly.
Return the steaks to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat to low, and place the onions on top of the steaks.
Cover the pan, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
Mix dry ingredients together.
Cut in shortening.
Add yeast and buttermilk and mix well.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness.
Cut with small biscuit cutter and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Split biscuits in half and top with country fried steak and drizzle with gravy.
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Pairs Well With
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen