Chicken Fried Steak

Logic suggests that Texas’ favorite comfort food, chicken-fried steak, traces its heritage back to the many central European immigrant cooks who found themselves in the Lone Star State but without a tender cut of veal to make wiener schnitzel. Instead, they took a hunk of cow and beat the chaw out of it (with an old glass Coke bottle, according to legend), battered it, then fried it up like southern-style chicken and served it with pan-dripping peppered milk gravy and mashed potatoes. This genealogical speculation is supported by the fact that the Hill Country, with its preponderance of German great-grandmas, is home of so many excellent chicken-fried steaks.

Restaurants With This Dish

Morgan’s Country Kitchen

FLORENCE, OR

Hungry Hunter

BRANSON, MO

Beamie’s at the River

AUGUSTA, GA

Hoot Owl Cafe

PONDERAY, ID

Norma’s Cafe

DALLAS, TX

Dip’s Country Kitchen

CHAPEL HILL, NC

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