Charlie Harris from the Bestselling "Cat in the Stacks" series by Miranda JamesMy housekeeper, Azalea Berry, is one of those wonderful, old-fashioned Southern cooks who creates mouth-watering, waistline-increasing meals like you see on television cooking shows. My family, boarders, and I have never eaten so well. Azalea finally agreed to let me share one of her recipes for one of my favorite meals she makes. I hope you'll enjoy it too!
Country Fried Steak with Gravy
1 tenderized round steak (per person, or cut into smaller portions if desired)
2 beaten eggs
1/8 cup milk (2 tablespoons)
3 tablespoons flour
Season meat, cut into serving size. Place a cup or so of flour into one shallow bowl and mix in salt, garlic and pepper to taste. (Note: for a spicier taste, use a touch of cayenne). In a second bowl beat the 2 eggs and add milk. Mix them together. Dip meat in flour, then in egg mixture, then in flour a second time. Shake off any excess flour. Fry in cast iron pan with about 1/4 to ½ inch of heated oil. (Note: make sure the pan is hot enough to fry but not too hot to burn the oil.) Cook until meat is done and coating is a deep golden brown.
Next you make the milk gravy by using 3 tablespoons of the grease used to fry the steak and add 3 tablespoons of flour, mix well and add milk to the consistency of gravy you like.
Add some homemade biscuits, green beans and iced tea, and you have a great Southern meal.