Chicken fried steak, gravy, and soft boiled eggs
It’s my first day of a nice little break from work. We slept in today and I decided to make a heavier brunch for us.
Cubed steak is dipped in flour (with cayenne, black pepper, and salt), shaken off, dipped in egg wash (one egg, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda- an adapted recipe from american Classics because I dont have butter milk), and then dunked in the flour again.
Cooked in hot oil for 5 minutes or until well colored, dried off on a paper towel plate, then kept warm in the oven on a wired rack at 200F while you make the rest of the food.
Drain most of the oil out of the pan, keeping the brown bits and 2 tbsp of oil or however much you need for your gravy. Add 1 diced shallot (or onion) and some thyme until the shallot is translucent, then add 2 minced garlic cloves, add enough of the seasoned flour until the contents are no longer “wet” gently whisk and slowly add chicken stock until it’s pasty, once it’s pasty add the rest of 1 can of chicken stock. Up the heat to medium and add 1/4 cup 2% milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream (only because I didnt have regular whole milk, I’m sure any dairy milk is fine), add more cayenne and black pepper, bring to a simmer for 5 minutes (dont worry, it’ll thicken after it simmers), and then turn very low or turn off heat and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes. Very simple gravy that thickened even further in the gravy Boat. Perfect for biscuits too!
My first attempt at soft boiled eggs and 1 out of 2 made it lol I’ve been reading some cook books I checked out from my towns library and last night I read how testkitchen soft boiled eggs. I tried their method and it worked! I just botched shelling one of them (add 2 cold eggs to boiling water for 6.5 min, run under cold water for 30 seconds, peel under warm water)
This used to be my go to order at diners for breakfast. So happy I finally found a recipe that works for home!!! First real success with this dish 🙂