Sunday, September 19, 2010

To Keep You Tied Over...

Hey everyone! So I know it has been awhile but school/life has been crazy! Not to mention I am going through rush this weekend for sorority! Oh and I got to eat some great food! Anyway, while I still have been baking/cooking I wanted to show yall a picture of a bbq dinner I made at the end of summer. On the menu we have some Paula Deen ribs and potato skins plus some Down Home with the Neely's Corn on the cob which was SO delicious. I have posted the links below to all these recipes :) Until next time from the Splendid Kitchen enjoy! P.S. get your sweet tooth ready for the next post ;)

Ribs(left out orange zest, put extra bbq sauce on them, and basted them while flipping every 30 min.)-
Potato Skins(I left some stuff off)-
Corn on the Cob-

More to come soon!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

At Last Chicken Fried Steak!

Hey everyone! So I know it has been quite sometime since I last posted and I do apologize...I just started this little thing called college that seems to be consuming my life. :) Anyway, I am sure y'all have been sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear what I served those divine mashed potatoes with...well in case you didn't notice the title, which I am sure you did, I made some incredible chicken fried streak and did I mention gravy?! What?! Now some people find the idea of making this homemade intimidating but I can tell you first hand that it is not bad at all! Happy frying from the Splendid Kitchen!

3 pounds sliced cube steak
2 large eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
3 1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
3 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup canola oil

Begin by mixing 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt, paprika, cayenne and black pepper. Mix together and set aside.

Next beat the milk and eggs together and set aside.

Time to make the assembly line! You should have your steaks and have seasoned with salt and pepper. Also I would recommend getting some wax paper before hand and tearing out about two more than number of steaks you have. This will prevent them from sticking together. WARNING: these upcoming pictures may not be that appealing but trust me the end result is beautiful and delicious. You will be in fried food heaven.

Take the steak and dip it into the eggs, then flour mixture and repeat. At this point not only will the steak be immensely coated but your fingers will be too! :)

Get your skillet with canola oil ready...get it sizzlin, put the chicken fried steaks in and before you know it they will be perfectly fried! About 2-3 minutes on each side. When done place on a paper lined plate to absorb a bit of that grease!

Last but certainly not least the gravy...not don't be intimidated. Just start off by taking out any little fried bits from the remaining oil. If you have more than 1/4 pour some out but I think it will be fine :) Next, begin by mixing in 1/3 cup flour in, then 2 cups of milk. Allow to come to a boil. Depending on the thickness you might need to add either more milk or even flour. Season with salt and pepper and walah! Note: It is not easy to get your gravy white. It is going to be more brown because of the fried pieces that wouldn't come out but if you can do it more power to you!

Finally, time for dinner. So on the menu we have creamy mashed potatoes, chicken fried steak with gravy, corn on the cob, and rolls. Yum!!! I can taste it now!

I hope y'all enjoy this recipe. Until next time fun fried times from the Splendid Kitchen enjoy!

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