Chicken Fried Steak Photo by Jessica CC picture via Flickr
Tuesday I was going to make gluten free chicken fried steak. Doesn't that look yummy? Ok minus the gravy, still not making gluten-free cream gravy. A start would be a breaded steak though. I can do this. I just needed a breading. Not a problem, I have been successfully breading shrimp for a few months now. Around here chicken fried steak and fried shrimp have a similar breading. I remember grandma breading her chicken fries with cornmeal, yep I can do this, or so I thought. I split the piece of round steak into 3 pieces and tenderized it with my mallet. Then I dipped it in two beaten eggs with some chipolte hot sauce in it. Then it was off to be dredged in some cornmeal seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. (Note: I do the same thing with the shrimp, minus garlic powder.) Then into the fryer they went. I pulled them when they were golden brown and looking supper yummy. About 5 minutes. Then I cut mine. The breading came off. It had completely separated from the steak. The breading came off in two pieces and in between those two pieces was a pieces of beef jerky. Yeah, needless to say it wasn't supper yummy.
On Wednesday when I called to see what the hubs wanted for supper he said, "Something you know will turn out right." So I went back to the stand bys. We had tacos, chili, and pork chops. Nothing exciting, nothing ground breaking for those who can't have gluten. I'll try again this week. :)