We might lose the health nuts with this one, but honestly… after last night – we needed some southern fried goodness. Something to keep us going, something hardy. Is this just a southern thing? I wonder if some people are reading this on the West Coast going…
If anyone doesn’t have this now and again, you don’t know what your missing.
Here’s the spread…
Chicken Fried Steak (Cube Steak, egg washed & dredged in flour)
Fried Potatoes (Seasoned, diced onions)
Gravy (CFS renderings, flour, milk)
The classic. Chicken Fried Steak w/ gravy. Potato of your choice (I went with fried potatoes, Shala – mashed), and we also had fried okra.
Fried fried with fried fried and a side of fried.
And a salad (fresh from the Aerogarden Pro 200 ~ we like to call it by it’s full name, like it is in trouble) of course – to help soak up the fried. I think this is about the 4th or 5th salad we have pulled from the Aerogarden… starting to pay for itself. Kinda.
Here is a rundown of the cost of things – $3.29 (2 – cube steak), $.90 (fried okra), $.31(potatoes) & $2.00 (beers). We round up on everything, so really and truly – it is likely cheaper than what we say. Tonight’s total – $6.50
This would run us about $30 bucks at an eating establishment. Shala has half of her Chicken Fry for a sandwich at lunch tomorrow. I ate the tacos for lunch the last two days (from Tuesday night)… enough said. Day 3 in the books. Weekend is on the horizon, the real test to anything hard. Let’s see what we can do. How’s your quest for independence from the fast food industry? Anyone fall off the wagon yet? Let us know. Wanting to get started… hop on board.
Do you season the flour? I add oregano, garlic and onion powders, dry mustard, paprika and a few other things (memory is failing, old age ya know)…makes the steak and gravy so awesome (I use the seasoned flour from dredging to thicken the gravy). Definitely not a southern thing, we eat it 3-4 times a month =) I haven’t had fried okra in a long time….mmmm….me thinks I need to make some!
@Amy – We usually hit it with a lil garlic, salt & pepper. Good to know someone else digs it as much as us.
Whats this bread buisiness. Dont you know your supposed to have biscuits!
I think that something like this still comes in way under the calories of fast food somehow.
Last night was a lazy night for me. stoffers potatoes and Sausage. frozen food still counts. Im making rules now too.
Tonight im making baked chicken and Uncle Bens wild rice. Its more exciting than it sounds i guess.
mmmmmmm fried okra. My mom used to make it all the time. Our local super walmart actually makes a mean fried okra, so I often get it from there. My husband still thinks it’s weird. It’s probably sacrilege to get fried okra from walmart’d deli, but whatev!
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