It is a rainy gray day here. Not the kind of oh-look-it-is-raining-let’s-get-out-the-galoshes kind of day, but the man-is-it-pouring-where-is-my-teakettle kind of day. Days like this inspire the comfort food craving in me, but for some reason I’m also channeling a bit of southern drawl too today. I’ve had Creedence Clearwater Revival on the brain and a hankering (how’s that for southern) for chicken fried steak, with gravy, thank you.
While looking for economical meals that aren’t all casseroles (not that there is anything wrong with that, but sometimes a girl wants meat), I stumbled onto a country fried steak recipe in my favorite southern cookbook, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea (see widget below for the link if y’all are interested). The beauty of country fried steak is that cubed steak is cheap cheap cheap but tastes great. Throw on some mashed taters and white gravy – mmmmm, sounds like some fine eating to me.
So that’s what’s for dinner tonight. Unfortunately, I can’t find a link to Martha Foose’s great recipe (the benefits of buying the book, I guess) but I suspect that Paula Deen’s version might just work as well. I’m using cubed steak in mine.
Here’s a little CCR to enjoy while you fry up those steaks….how Fogerty found pants that matched the leather sofa he is sitting on is beyond me…