I have a confession to make…I am a Southern cook who has never been able to fry meat. The shame! My husband says that he can tell when I fry something, because the smoke detectors go off. Sad, but true. It seems I never get the temperature quite right. Either the oil is too hot and the outside of the meat is black and the center is raw or the oil is too cool so the meat is done in the center, but greasy on the outside. Enter Pioneer Woman and her recipe for Fried Round Steak! She has saved me from my frying dilemma.
These are great with potatoes and gravy, but also make great sandwiches with just plain white bread. Mmm, mmm! I get hungry just thinking about it.
3 lb.s cube steak
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. seasoned salt
3 tsp. ground black pepper
salt to taste
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tbsp. butter
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix together the flour, pepper and salt to form a dredge for the meat. Season both sides of the steaks with more salt and pepper before coating the steak in the flour mixture.
Add the butter to the warm oil right before frying the steaks.
Place the steaks in the hot oil/butter and fry on the first side until they are a deep golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side for about 3 minutes for well-done.
Remove them to a paper towel lined plate and serve hot. Tasty!!