Pound the steak thin. Use a meat hammer for this, but you could use a rubber mallet, a rolling pin, or even an empty wine bottle. A thin steak will cook quicker and be less chewy
Press the bread crumbs into the meat. Dredge the steak cutlets in bread crumbs twice, first before, then after an egg wash. The first time you dredge the steaks into the bread crumbs, use the heel of your hand to really press it in. That way, the coating will adhere better.
Spoon hot oil over the steaks in the pan. You don't need to deep fry the chicken-fried steaks. You can easily shallow fry them in less oil. Help firm up the coating on top by spooning hot oil over the top before flipping the steaks.
11 months ago, Wednesday, October 12, 2022