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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 10/21/05 5:19 PM
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Chicken Fried Steak will never be a Wiener

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 1:56 AM
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I'm still looking for decent CFS in Milwaukee, though. Anyone with recommendations?

hahahaha, yeah Denny's.

Although in Waukesha we have a Texas style restaurant opening soon. I will let you know how that goes.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 3:31 PM
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I'm still looking for decent CFS in Milwaukee, though. Anyone with recommendations?

hahahaha, yeah Denny's.

Although in Waukesha we have a Texas style restaurant opening soon. I will let you know how that goes.



According to Dennis Ghetto, the Palomino Bar has a great chicken fried steak and it's probably not too far from your home. www.onwisconsin.com/dining/dining.asp?id=3280
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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 4:30 PM
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Once upon a time, in a land far different than the one of his birth, a young airman reported to his first posting at an airbase in Arkansas. Soon tired of the chowhall chow he made his way to town. Entering a small sandwich shop he sat and scanned the menu, "steak sandwich!" oh heaven be praised, salivating at the memories of those steak sandwich icons, Geno's and Pat's the young airman placed his order and impatently awaited his food. Amazed and disillusioned he stared at the plate set before him, what is THIS? he wondered, a hamburger bun filled with a breaded something that resembled shoe leather and tasted even worse... The chowhall is better than this, he thought, choking down as much of the strange sandwich as he could stomach.. In all fairness I have found in later years and better establishments that chicken fried steak smothered n white gravy is a rather enjoyable feed but that first experience will always stick with me....

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 8:04 PM
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On a recent trip to Kansas City I was coerced into trying the chicken fried steak at Stroud's. Knowing that there might not be a Stroud's for very much longer, and knowing I wouldn't have too many more opportunities to eat there, I was hesitant at best. Since there were two of us, we agreed to get one traditional chicken dinner and one chicken fried steak dinner and share. I must say, I was not disappointed. The steak was melt in your mouth tender with all the rich flavors Stroud's has built their reputation on. If you're in KC between now and when they're closing the place down in January do not hesitate to try the CFS at Stroud's.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 8:33 PM
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Once upon a time in a land far different from just about anyone's birth the young airman, tired of the mess hall, the BX and the beer garden wandered into the Greyhound station restaurant in Amarillo and perused the menu as Hank Williams' Kalija was playing on the juke box. Noticing what was an obvious misprint, the young airman asked the waitress about it and was told that chicken fried steak was not chicken, it was steak that was fried like chicken. Figuring anything was better than the food at the beer garden back at the base, the youth ordered same. When it was delivered, topped with beautiful gravy, with mashed potatoes mounded alongside, also covered with gravy, and a small bowl of soggy green beans sitting at the top of the huge platter, the young airman dove in. Thus was born a lifelong love affair.

With apologies to dreamzpainter, from whom this was teefed (as they say in the Virgin Islands).

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 10/24/05 9:56 PM
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On a recent trip to Kansas City I was coerced into trying the chicken fried steak at Stroud's. Knowing that there might not be a Stroud's for very much longer, and knowing I wouldn't have too many more opportunities to eat there, I was hesitant at best. Since there were two of us, we agreed to get one traditional chicken dinner and one chicken fried steak dinner and share. I must say, I was not disappointed. The steak was melt in your mouth tender with all the rich flavors Stroud's has built their reputation on. If you're in KC between now and when they're closing the place down in January do not hesitate to try the CFS at Stroud's.


DITTO!!

After years of eating nothing but chicken dinners at Stroud's, I tried the CFS there about 6 years ago. FABULOUS!

I don't know for sure, but I assume the north location is slated to remain open.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 10/25/05 2:01 AM
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

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Originally posted by stricken_detective

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I'm still looking for decent CFS in Milwaukee, though. Anyone with recommendations?

hahahaha, yeah Denny's.

Although in Waukesha we have a Texas style restaurant opening soon. I will let you know how that goes.



According to Dennis Ghetto, the Palomino Bar has a great chicken fried steak and it's probably not too far from your home. www.onwisconsin.com/dining/dining.asp?id=3280
CSD
That's down by the airport, you can tell by the 747 on the phone number (unoriginal Wisconsin Bell, hahaha). I will have to try them out.

Totally off topic, prolly could email this, but I'm too tired:

Dennis Getto. Guh. His column is hidden in the Cue section of the paper now & he hardly ever reviews restaurants in Milwaukee anymore. His online reviews are always a few years (or more!) old. Maybe we should ask to be his co-pilots?

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 10/25/05 6:21 PM
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Originally posted by Bushie

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Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

On a recent trip to Kansas City I was coerced into trying the chicken fried steak at Stroud's. Knowing that there might not be a Stroud's for very much longer, and knowing I wouldn't have too many more opportunities to eat there, I was hesitant at best. Since there were two of us, we agreed to get one traditional chicken dinner and one chicken fried steak dinner and share. I must say, I was not disappointed. The steak was melt in your mouth tender with all the rich flavors Stroud's has built their reputation on. If you're in KC between now and when they're closing the place down in January do not hesitate to try the CFS at Stroud's.


DITTO!!

After years of eating nothing but chicken dinners at Stroud's, I tried the CFS there about 6 years ago. FABULOUS!

I don't know for sure, but I assume the north location is slated to remain open.


Yup, the north side manor location will remain open, but it's just not the same. By the way, they are looking for a new location for the original spot but like I say, it just won't be the same.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 10/28/05 9:16 PM
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

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Originally posted by stricken_detective

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I'm still looking for decent CFS in Milwaukee, though. Anyone with recommendations?

hahahaha, yeah Denny's.

Although in Waukesha we have a Texas style restaurant opening soon. I will let you know how that goes.



According to Dennis Ghetto, the Palomino Bar has a great chicken fried steak and it's probably not too far from your home. www.onwisconsin.com/dining/dining.asp?id=3280
CSD
We went there last night!!! The steak was awesome, but the crust fell off it. lol No difference, it was FAN freaking TASTIC!!!

Everything there was good, they have 12 different sides & 15 dipping sauces.

No Leinenkugel's though.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 11/1/05 9:32 PM
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We ordered a "Chicken Fried Steak" in a diner on the main drag in Ely, NV this past July. Expected the usual deep fried, processed meat straight from the warehouse. After an unusual long wait, we received a tenderized chunk of lightly floured,panfried beef about the size of an ordinary dinner plate. One could actually taste beefsteak under the rather ordinary brown gravy and mashed potatoes. That experience brought me up to date on my understanding of "chicken fried steak" which had been established fifty years ago: a tenderized piece of beef, rolled in cracker meal, and deep fried. Sorry I cannot recall the name of the establshment--I certainly would recommend it

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 11/1/05 10:27 PM
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My favorite CFS was at the late, lamented Jake's Cafe in Austin Tx. The crust clung to the roundsteak, and the gravy was a rich, almost brown, cream gravy; the steak was served with salad and home-cut fries, all washed down with a fish bowl of ice-cold Bud. That was livin'.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Wed, 11/2/05 6:40 PM
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Perhaps I've asked this before, but is there a place in New jersey that serves a great chicken fried steak?

I'm not about to go to Texas in the near future and would sure like to try what an expert on the subject would consider a world class chicken fried steak. Thanks

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 11/7/05 3:12 AM
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Has anyone else tried Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Country Fried Steak"? (Available for $2/plate on Tuesdays.) Also, do you think it's comparable to what you're talking about here, or is this just another fast food dish we shouldn't talk about? LOL

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 11/7/05 3:56 PM
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Has anyone else tried Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Country Fried Steak"? (Available for $2/plate on Tuesdays.) Also, do you think it's comparable to what you're talking about here, or is this just another fast food dish we shouldn't talk about? LOL



KFC is to Chicken as MTV is to Music.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 11/7/05 6:55 PM
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Originally posted by Scorereader

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Originally posted by Respect2Glory

Has anyone else tried Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Country Fried Steak"? (Available for $2/plate on Tuesdays.) Also, do you think it's comparable to what you're talking about here, or is this just another fast food dish we shouldn't talk about? LOL



KFC is to Chicken as MTV is to Music.


heres' a nice one from Hays House in Council Grove Ks:


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 12/3/05 12:01 AM
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bumping this thread for the girl from Good Eats.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 7:45 AM
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Cracker Barrel does a good CFS.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 9:13 AM
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Cracker Barrel does a good CFS.

?????

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 10:30 AM
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if in lafayette try either Petes on Johnson

or

Oil Center Diner

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 10:35 AM
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The Roadfood column in February's Gourmet features two excellent chicken-fried steak stops in Oklahoma.


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 4:52 PM
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The Roadfood column in February's Gourmet features two excellent chicken-fried steak stops in Oklahoma.



Now that's a rotten thing to do. I mean, posting that photo is the work of the Devil. It's torture. It's so delicious!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 6:25 PM
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CFS with cole slaw and apple sauce?

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Fri, 01/27/06 6:33 PM
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CFS with cole slaw and apple sauce?

Who's looking at the cole slaw and apple sauce?

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 01/30/06 8:43 AM
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Cracker Barrel does a good CFS.


A very good chain out of TN, they are in GA & FL also. Do not know of other locations.

John

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 01/30/06 8:58 AM
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cracker barrel's are all over the usa

nice one in flagstaff,az

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 01/30/06 9:08 AM
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CFS with cole slaw and apple sauce?
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Looks like the Gravy's the right color, at least.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 01/31/06 12:07 AM
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The Roadfood column in February's Gourmet features two excellent chicken-fried steak stops in Oklahoma.


That looks gooood!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/5/06 4:02 PM
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My version.


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/5/06 7:15 PM
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Slick, looks good to me!!!!!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 02/21/06 7:48 PM
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a long time ago I lived outside of Nashville ... used to get fantastic CFS with red-eye gravy; a gravy made with bacon fat and coffee along with other mysterious ingredients ... it was at a truckstop away from the interstate (also known for it's large, whole breaded catfish ... around $2 at the time). sigh.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Wed, 02/22/06 11:40 AM
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Redeye gravy with chicken fried steak? Strange!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 02/25/06 4:35 PM
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I had a really good CFS in Sevierville, TN in the Alabama Cafe. It was as big as your head, flavorful and cripy outside & moist inside.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 02/25/06 5:04 PM
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I had a really good CFS in Sevierville, TN in the Alabama Cafe. It was as big as your head, flavorful and cripy outside & moist inside.

As many times as I have been in Pigeon Forge, I have never tried the Alabama Cafe. Thanks for your comments. I will try it on my next trip there which averages about once a month.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 9:03 AM
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Originally posted by Kenny da Fat Man

I had a really good CFS in Sevierville, TN in the Alabama Cafe. It was as big as your head, flavorful and cripy outside & moist inside.

As many times as I have been in Pigeon Forge, I have never tried the Alabama Cafe. Thanks for your comments. I will try it on my next trip there which averages about once a month.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Paul take an asprin: it's loud (Alabama on the big screen).

Take a quick walk thru the tour bus, it's good hokey fun and it's a buck.

The Alabama Cafe is a novelty, but the food was pretty good and was't extremely expensive...good luck! A flashy slice of Americana.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 10:08 AM
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Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 10:38 AM
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Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!!

I am not surprised that Paul knew this. The only thing I do differently is add a bit of sliced green bell peppers to the ingredients. IMO, I like this better than "Chicken" FS.


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 10:57 AM
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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!!

I am not surprised that Paul knew this. The only thing I do differently is add a bit of sliced green bell peppers to the ingredients. IMO, I like this better than "Chicken" FS.




So what is the difference between Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak? When I'm down south (The Carolina's, Tennessee etc) I see Country Fried Steak on the menu, but in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas it's always Chicken Fried Steak. What's the difference between the two?

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!!

I am not surprised that Paul knew this. The only thing I do differently is add a bit of sliced green bell peppers to the ingredients. IMO, I like this better than "Chicken" FS.




So what is the difference between Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak? When I'm down south (The Carolina's, Tennessee etc) I see Country Fried Steak on the menu, but in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas it's always Chicken Fried Steak. What's the difference between the two?


The gravy. In Country FS, the seasoned, floured meat is sauteed with onions, spices, etc., and other liquids, and is then cooked over low heat until fork tender. Chicken FS, per se, is fried. Gravy added later. I have often heard that Chicken FS is a (Southern) adaptation of the traditional Weiner Schnitzel (pictured below). IMO, all are delicious. I just happen to like Country FS better. A must with all CFS is of course home made mashed tater's.


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

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Originally posted by wanderingjew

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!!

I am not surprised that Paul knew this. The only thing I do differently is add a bit of sliced green bell peppers to the ingredients. IMO, I like this better than "Chicken" FS.




So what is the difference between Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak? When I'm down south (The Carolina's, Tennessee etc) I see Country Fried Steak on the menu, but in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas it's always Chicken Fried Steak. What's the difference between the two?


The gravy. In Country FS, the meat is sauteed with onions, etc., and other liquids. Chicken FS, per se, is fried. Gravy added later. I have often heard that Chicken FS is a (Southern) adaptation of the traditional Weiner Schnitzel. IMO, all are delicious. I just happen to like Country FS better.




Ah-ha!

I'm going to have to try Country Fried Steak the next time I'm down south!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 12:11 PM
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Faint. Have I actually taught WJ something?


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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 7:30 PM
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We went to the Alabama Grill in Sevierville today and had the CFS recommended above. It was very good and is touted on the menu as something like the "Texas one pounder". It was as big as a frisbee and though $14.99 is a little pricey we each brought over 1/2 of it home for another meal maybe two so that works out fairly cheap. It came with with mashed potatoes and country greenbeans.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 02/26/06 7:39 PM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Trivia time.

What is the difference between "Country Fried Steak" and "Chicken Fried Steak"?


I am not sure that this is the real difference but Mamaw Smith has been making country fried steak for years, at least that it what she calls it. She browns cubed steak covered in flour and spices and then after she browns it, she adds some water and onions and coverers it and slow cooks it in the oven for about four hours at about 275F. I do not know if that is the true definition but that is how she does it. Makes a super gravy that goes well with her real mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!!

I am not surprised that Paul knew this. The only thing I do differently is add a bit of sliced green bell peppers to the ingredients. IMO, I like this better than "Chicken" FS.




I have always referred to the above as "Steak and Gravy" most of the meat and three places around here have that as a daily special at least once a week. I guess my version of country fried steak is a lot closer to chicken fried steak.

Charlie

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 02/27/06 5:05 AM
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We went to the Alabama Grill in Sevierville today and had the CFS recommended above. It was very good and is touted on the menu as something like the "Texas one pounder". It was as big as a frisbee and though $14.99 is a little pricey we each brought over 1/2 of it home for another meal maybe two so that works out fairly cheap. It came with with mashed potatoes and country greenbeans.

Charlie


What are country greenbeans? (first thought) (appealing thought)

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 02/27/06 5:32 AM
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In May we're spending a week in Florida with a 4HR layover in ATLANTA, GA. I choose the dinner-time layover to sneak in a Georgia meal (perhaps CFS!) and sight-see a little. I know that I have to plan this layover tightly! I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to review much of anything. (It was a 5 hr layover until airline changed the itinerary)

Also, I've found ocean front Condos that are cheaper than hotel rooms around West Palm Beach (starting at $300/wk). I'm not familiar with this area. We were stationed (Navy) in Jacksonville for 16 months, but we didn't get that far south.

Does anyone have any input (including CFS locations) they could share for our budgeted plans?
Thank you in advance!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 02/27/06 11:02 AM
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It came with with mashed potatoes and country greenbeans.

Charlie


What are country greenbeans? (first thought) (appealing thought)


They are generally cooked with bacon or some sort of fat and they are cooked till they're very soft. I'm not real crazy about them but my wife is. Someone may have a better explanation then I do.

Charlie

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 02/27/06 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by ces1948

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Originally posted by Respect2Glory
It came with with mashed potatoes and country greenbeans.

Charlie


What are country greenbeans? (first thought) (appealing thought)


They are generally cooked with bacon or some sort of fat and they are cooked till they're very soft. I'm not real crazy about them but my wife is. Someone may have a better explanation then I do.

Charlie


Actually that is the only way our family has ever cooked them. Sometimes we add a onion and perhaps a small amount of garlic, salt and pepper. Always bacon or ham. Sometimes we add a small amount of sugar.

I have had green beans at other restaurants that were steamed lightly. They are edible for me but since I was sorta raised on "country" green beans, they remain my favorite.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 04/16/06 2:52 PM
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I have never heard them called Country Green Beans, but my mother made green beans that were hard to look at, but everyone (even the kids that didn't like green veggies) loved. I make them now and get the same response. I'm glad to share the recipe with you.

Cut up bacon ends and pieces into small pieces and fry until very crisp in a large skillet (cast iron is great, but not necessary) when the bacon is almost done add chopped onions and saute until clear. I have not indicated amounts because that is up to your own taste. I personally like a substantial amount of bacon because the bacon fat is the primary seasoning in this recipe.
When the onions are done, pour in a can of blue lake cut green beans. (water and all) Then season generously with lemon pepper. If you like, you can also add some sliced mushrooms. Simmer, stirring ocasionally, until the liquid is gone and the beans are shriveled. Serve and enjoy...

Regarding CFS, I am really surprised that no one mentioned the CFS that TGI Friday's used to serve. IMHO it was the best I have ever had. I do, however, agree that Chili's serves a better than average CFS. Rain Forest Cafe also serves a good CFS.

Hope you all enjoy the Green Beans and maybe if everyone sends e-mail to TGIF they will bring back their CFS.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Mon, 04/17/06 2:22 PM
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Originally posted by ces1948

We went to the Alabama Grill in Sevierville today and had the CFS recommended above. It was very good and is touted on the menu as something like the "Texas one pounder". It was as big as a frisbee and though $14.99 is a little pricey we each brought over 1/2 of it home for another meal maybe two so that works out fairly cheap. It came with with mashed potatoes and country greenbeans.

Charlie


What are country greenbeans? (first thought) (appealing thought)

Ok, now the way I make them is boiled, with ham hocks, quartered onions, and red new potatoes.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Wed, 04/19/06 10:48 PM
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I don't know how country these are, but we like our fresh green beans this way: Sauteed in a bit of olive oil/butter mixture with diced shallots and fresh garlic, sometimes a bit of bacon or proscuitto--hooey--country good enough here!

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Thu, 04/20/06 8:34 AM
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why exactly is this thread in the News forum,again?

:-)

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Thu, 04/20/06 11:24 AM
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In NC it is country style steak vs chicken fried steak. CSS is fried and then simmered in gravy for at least an hour (longer is better, oven or stove top) CFS is fried and served w/ sawmill gravy poured on top just before service.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 04/22/06 3:51 PM
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In NC it is country style steak vs chicken fried steak. CSS is fried and then simmered in gravy for at least an hour (longer is better, oven or stove top) CFS is fried and served w/ sawmill gravy poured on top just before service.


Same in this part of the state. My dad made country style steak in a pressure cooker. The Chili's here calls chicken fried steak country fried steak. I guess they don't want to confuse people.

The best CFS I've had came from a little place in Tomball, Texas. Goodson's looks like it is still in business 30 years later so it must still be good. I'll find out next month.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sun, 04/23/06 2:39 PM
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why exactly is this thread in the News forum,again?

:-)

I dunno

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Tue, 04/25/06 11:06 PM
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Great new place in Seaside, Oregon called McKeown's has a huge Chicken fried steak and egg breakfast with home fried red potatoes and sausage gravy...they sell their own seasoning which has garlic,salt & pepper in it and I assume this is in the breading.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 06/3/06 3:44 PM
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For the best Chicken Fried Steak you've ever eaten; get a couple of 6 oz filet mignon steaks and roll out as much as you can then pound with a mallet till 1/4" thick. Cook with your favorite CFS recipe and serve with homemade beans, potatos and gravy. A little expensive for everyday eating, but once you try it you'll do it again.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 06/3/06 4:53 PM
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Consiering the fact that a filet mignon is virtually without flavor, it is not only a waste of money, it is a waste of time and effort to use it for chicken fried steak.

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RE: Chicken Fried Steak - Sat, 06/3/06 5:55 PM
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Seconds, anyone?


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