I found this recipe from Pioneer woman. I've done a few recipes from her site and they have turned out well. So, this recipe has some unusual ingredients - but you can sub with what you have.
The unusual ingredients:
- garbanzo bean and fava bean flour - I used Bob's Red Mill
- water chestnut flour - I bought from the Indian store in Chicago's Devon neighboorhood
Country Fried Steak
- 1.5 pound round steak, tenderized
- 1/4 cup garbanzo/fava flour
- 1/4 cup water chestnut flour
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup fat - I used olive oil (not extra virgin) but would suggest you do your research due to conserns about overheating oil
In a small bowl, mix your flours, salt and pepper. Set up a plate, flour it. Place a steak on the plate, flour the other side. Flip and make sure it's well coated. I usually do a bit of flour at a time so as not to waste the mixutre. As long as it doesn't have meat juices on it, you can use the flour at another point. Perhaps for more steaks? :)
heat oil to temp (I went up to about 350 - due to the Olive oil). When hot, place steaks in to cook. Do not crowd. Have a plate to the side - and if you want a paper napkin to place the steaks after they cook. Cook up. About 5 min to each side.
Serve while hot.
Note: cut into pieces - you can put it on the top of a salad and it is very yummy cold and crunchy.