Ok let's get started, take the cubed steak and put it in a bag.
A ziplock bag works well here. If you don't have any bags a bowl will do.👍
Take 3/4 cup of buttermilk
And add it to the beef. The buttermilk will help tenderize the beef. All we need to do is to let it marinate in the buttermilk for at least 2 hours.
Set the remainder 1/4 cup on the side for now.
Ok now take your sleeve of saltines.
Put it in your food processor(if you have one)
And pulse it a few times until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs.
If you don't have a FP, get yourself A clear bag and put the crackers inside it.
Now let's get 3 bowls. Take the flour and add it to one bowl.
Add your choice of all purpose seasoning. I used crAzy janes. Yum
Add the garlic
Add the onion powder
Add some cracked pepper too
And lastly the cayenne pepper
Get the second bowl and add the saltine cracker crumbs to it.
Take your third bowl and add your egg to it
To the egg add the remainder 1/4 cup of buttermilk. If it's too thick add a splash of regular milk to thin it out.
Whisk it all together
Now we are ready to start dipping our steaks in our flour/egg/cracker mixture😉 Take one steak
Remove it from the bag. We want to dry it a little bit from the excess buttermilk. We will do this to each steak
All my beef is dry and now I will salt them a bit. I didn't give measurements, just sprinkle each side with some salt. Easy peasy
After we have salted the beef, let's start to coat them. Take one cube steak and put it in the flour first. Remove the excess flour. Do not drown the beef In the flour. Just a thin coat will do.😁
After the flour, dip the beef in the egg.
And lastly the saltine crackers.
Pat it on by pressing the beef into the crackers. Do it on both sides
Let's start frying the steaks. Take some oil and put it in a pan set over medium high heat.
When the oil gets hot or when it reaches a temp of 350 degrees on a thermometer add the steaks. DO NOT crowd the pan. If possible cook steak one at a time. Unless of course you have a large pan.😊
That's about how much oil should be left in the pan about 2tbs worth of used oil. Believe it or not there is bits and pieces of flavor in that oil and this will help season our gravy.
we will than add the garlic powder
The all purpose seasoning. I like Krazy jane all purpose seasoning
And for a little heat we will add cayenne pepper. Check for salt and add it if necessary.
This is so good with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of a green veg. Enjoy
- 5.0 Beef cube steaks
- 1.0 Sleeve of Club crackers
- 1.0c Buttermilk
- 1.0 Egg
- 1.0c All purpose Flour
- 1/2Tbsp All purpose seasoning (lawrys or crazy janes)
- 1/4tsp Paprika
- 1.0tsp Onion powder
- 1.0tsp Garlic powder
- 1.0pch Cayenne pepper
- FOR GRAVY
- 2.0Tbsp flour
- 1.0c Hot Milk
- 1/2Tbsp All purpose seasoning
- 1.0tsp Garlic powder
- 1/8tsp Cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste