Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chik'n Fried Steak Dinner

My apologies for lack of recent blogs. My husband has been in Los Angeles, and he will be there another 3 weeks. But, he came home last weekend, so it was back in the kitchen for me!

To celebrate his temporary homecoming, I made a homestyle comfort food dinner- Chik'n Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and homestyle buttermilk biscuits.

I've been wanting to make this dinner for a while now. I've been disapoointed with other versions that I've had at a local restaurant. I am from the South, as you know, and their version of vegan chicken fried steak was more like chicken fried chicken! So I figured, I could do better!

Chik'N Fried Steak:
  • 4 vegan burgers (Boca or Morningstar are textured mostly like real ground beef)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper
Directions: In a large frying pan, coat bottom with oil, and heat on Med. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 c. flour and water to make it into a medium thickness paste (not runny, not dense). In another small mixing bowl, combine 1/2 c. flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Place burger into dry flour, then coat with flour paste, then re-coat in dry flour. Place in frying pan, and fry on Med heat, until each side is browned. When CFS is done cooking, save oil for gravy. GRAVY: Let oil cool slightly and mix with plain, un-sweetened soymilk, and leftover flour, stir frequently to remove lumps and until thick.

Serves 4. Serve with buttermilk biscuits, mashed taters n' gravy, and a few close friends and/or family.


Vegan_Noodle said...

Wow, that must be tough to have your husband gone for so long!! I'm sure he appreciated the home cooked meal...never thought of making "chikn fried steak" with Bocas! Brilliant!

Earth_Mommy said...

How'd it turn out? Did it pass the Lizzy Q test of approval?

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

oh yeah, it was good. I think next time I will make it with Boca instead of Morningstar, but that's a small difference, and I am being picky!