Country Fried Steaks with Gravy

May 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Meats

The gravy in this Country Fried Steaks recipe is South Carolina Style. In Texas this same dish is called Chicken Fried Steak and is served with white gravy made with milk instead of water.

6 top round cube steaks
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 onion, diced small
Oil for frying
1 cup water for gravy

  1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roll the steaks in the flour mixture until coated.
  2. Put about ¼ to ½ inch of oil into the bottom of a heavy frying pan. Heat oil until hot. Then add steaks. You may have to fry them in 2 batches, depending on the size of your pan. Remove the steaks to drain on paper towels when done.
  3. Pour off most of the oil, leaving about a tablespoon in the pan. Add the onions and 1 T of the leftover flour mixture to the pan. Stir and fry over medium heat until the flour is golden brown and the onions are translucent.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and the steaks. Simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes until tender.

NOTE: I prefer to serve my steaks crispy with the gravy on the side. When done this way more gravy may be desired. I double the flour and water and add a boullion cube for extra flavor.

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Easy Peach Cobbler

May 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Desserts

This is my favorite Peach Cobbler because it is so simple to make. You could use any fruit- cherries, blackberries, canned fruit cocktail is good. The finished cobbler is very moist.peachcobbler

1 large can of peaches or any fruit or sugar sweetened fresh fruit
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
½ stick butter or margarine

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the ½ stick of butter into a shallow baking dish. Place into oven for butter to melt. When butter has melted remove from oven and swirl pan so that all of the pan bottom and sides are covered.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, and milk together in a large bowl until mostly smooth, there will be a few lumps, that is ok.
  4. Pour the batter into the butter in the baking dish. Do not stir. The butter will pool a little in the corners.
  5. Spoon the fruit and its juice into the batter. Try to spread the peaches evenly over the batter, but do not stir.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until lightly browned. The batter will rise and cover the fruit.
  7. Serve hot or cooled.
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