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Old August 15, 2017   #3916
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First thing on the menu tonight is fried cauliflower.
You might say it is southern but it is middle eastern.


I had Gobi Manchurian for the first time last week. It was the sauced version, not the dry. Unbelievably good!
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Old August 15, 2017   #3917
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Tomorrow night is chicken fried steak made from cube steak - whatever the hell that is. It's cheap. Better not let the internet know that or it'll be priced $9.99 a pound tomorrow.
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Old August 15, 2017   #3918
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That sounds really good Salt.
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Old August 15, 2017   #3919
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Salt, typically cube steak is nothing more than round steak thats been put through a machine to tenderize it and give it the look it has.
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This what I looked up today about cube steak https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_steak

Here we can buy a two steak pack for under $2.50. That's not a lot of meat, but when breaded + gravy it works for the main course. I'll cook some mashed potatoes and a side vegetable. It adds up to a little under $5 feeding two people.
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Old August 15, 2017   #3921
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We have been using panko for most of our frying. In doing so, we pound the meat thin, like in schnitzel, and season while pounding...whatever the meat, egg wash with a bit of mil, and then coated with panko. Then just a couple teaspoons of oil and a couple minutes cooking. Lately, the grease in foods dried otherwise just make me sick. That said, the very best country fried steak I ever had was in a tiny diner down in Oklahoma, the best steak in Austin, and the best Mexican in Mercado Juarez on the outskirts of Dallas.

Trouble with the old ways is that there are few major homecomings! Too few families and too few women who learned watching grandma. Even many of the old recipes or interest in spending a week in the kitchen prepping for reunions, much less family canning, are largely gone. Generational changes and career interests, combined with demands for more and more stuff doesn't leave much room for cooking all day.
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I've been eating at Mercado Juarez for decades. Love their Camarones (stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon then battered and fried). Nicely cooked salsa, too. But there is better Mexican, especially Fonda San Miguel in Austin. Best steak is probably a goat cheese and herb stuffed NY Strip at Stetson's on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. But Ruth's Chris is certainly right up there. Best dish and best meal at Gary Danko in Fran Sanfrisco.

For breading of more delicate items, try a thin batter with rice flour. I find most of the panko available in grocery stores is too coarse for the thin stuff. (You can buzz it a few pulses in a food processor (or even blender) to make it nice and fine.)

I've always enjoyed working in a busy kitchen, but you're right. There are very few occasions any more. Not like when I was young.
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I have two meat tenderizers no way will I pay extra for this.
I can get chuck slice it thinner and pound it out really thin.
Whatever meat is on sale.

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For supper tonight I went up the street 2 blocks to a small little family owned Mexican place and had a Grande Burrito covered with white cheese dip. I got the Tinga (shredded beef, rice , beans, chopped onion, diced tomato and cilantro). I covered it with their red and green sauce and it was delicious! $7.00 and it had to weigh close to 3#. It is my favorite local Mexican place to eat and they are a wonderful family.
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Tomorrow night is chicken fried steak made from cube steak - whatever the hell that is. It's cheap. Better not let the internet know that or it'll be priced $9.99 a pound tomorrow.
Salt, I love good chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. Comfort food at its Finest.
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I haven't been back to Texas for about 25 years. Doubt I will get back since anything over 25 miles in a car is excruciating. Thanks for the suggestion on the panko!
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Buy a thin rib eye pound it out and chicken fry it.
Best chicken fried steak on earth.
The boneless rib things pounded out are killer too.
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I didn't have all the fixings but this is killer.
I didn't have any bread all I have is flour and corn tortillas.
Go figure.
So I made a fried flour tortilla cheese burger.
Cant seem to find any pictures of one in line.
A real plus and it is darn good.
With lettuce onion pickle and tomato it would be off the hook.

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bean burrito's tonight.
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I made a bunch of finger food tonight. Store bought Crawfish stuffed mushrooms, frozen tamales, panko crusted fried jumbo shrimp(9-11) and homemade spring rolls.

I also watched a few food videos because tomorrow I'm making Pho and saw this and had to post it. I have got to make this at least once. I'm sure it's not cheap but I can almost taste it because it looks awesome.

https://youtu.be/rt1UaOBvYN8?t=401
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