Thursday, August 11, 2011

There's No Chicken In Chicken Fried Steak- It Is Just Steak Fried Like Chicken

There used to be a restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi back in the 1950s and 1960s called The Triangle. Their specialty was called Chik Steak. It was Chicken Fried Steak on a bun. No gravy though. Maybe a pickle.

I just read on another blog someone asking for the recipe of the Triangle Chik Steak and they were told it is a patented recipe and they can't give it out to anyone.

I seem to remember reading some years ago on a Meridian, Ms. message board(maybe on The Meridian Star message boards) that someone bought the recipe and tried to open a restaurant and use it. So maybe it still exists somewhere waiting for a comeback.

The recipe below is from the link at the top of this post.

Chicken-Fried Steak Recipe - How To Make Chicken-Fried Steak

Recipe Type: Beef, Milk Gravy

Cuisine: Southwest

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 large egg

2 tablespoons water

3/4 cup buttermilk baking mix (such as the brand Bisquick)

2 pounds bottom or top round steak (cut into four individual portions), pounded well to tenderize

1/3 cup vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 150 degrees F.

In a shallow pan or plate, sift together flour, salt, and pepper.

In another shallow pan, combine egg and water.

In still another shallow pan, place baking mix. Coat steaks in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with baking mix.

In a large frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron skillet) over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add coated steak pieces, in batches, and fry 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked (add additional vegetable oil if needed). Remove from pan and keep cooked steaks warm in preheated oven.

Makes 4 servings.

 In the meantime I would think the recipe above would get close to the original. After all how many ways are there to chicken fry a steak? It is common in Texas and other places in the South.
   Denny's serves Chicken Fried Steak and here is their recipe.

 Their other specialty of the Triangle Restaurant in Meridian, Miss. was Dutch Apple Pie. That was Apple Pie served heated with either American cheese or ice cream on top of the apple pie.

And here is a recipe for a Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich.