October 26, 2011

And Deservedly So

I sure do love the taste of a bad piece of top-round, beat to hell, dredged in eggs and buttermilk, battered, and deep-fried in cast iron. Once the steak is cooked through you take it out of the skillet, drain most of the oil and start to add the flour, slowly, then the milk, stirring, slowly, and the salt and pepper, stirring, until just thick enough to call it gravy. Layer it liberally atop that cut of meat and voila, Chicken Fried Steak.

It's a lovely dish. Perfectly acceptable with eggs and coffee or fries and whiskey. And now, thanks to the efforts of the hardworking men and women of the Texas State Legislature, it has been resolved that October 26, 2011 be recognized, officially, as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day (this is no sh*t). So what took so long? 


5 comments:

GSV JR said...

Dear God... Crackles when you cut into it, bleeds upon the plate, melts in your mouth.

Brett said...

Immediate thought when viewing the blog this AM was "MMMMMM, you bastard." Unfortunately and amazingly the art of chicken fried steak is not all that popular here in South Beach / Miami. Fools.

Amatourist said...

Stew - CFS should have its own day everywhere. Not that I need an event to enjoy it, but it's nice to be official every now and again. Welcome back by the way... I'm fixin' to get into Double Dwn.

Brett - I feel for what's lacking in your diet, be it chicken fried steak, queso, tamales, or smoked beef brisket. But you've got "the best Cuban sandwich I've ever had" on every corner; if I asked for a Cuban in San Antonio I'd get shanked.

Matthew Hranek said...

that my friend is the shit!

Amatourist said...

Matt - that was my lunch plate the next afternoon at Josephine St Cafe, which if and when you make it down is a definite stop on the tour.