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The Wide, Wide World of Texas Cooking
Though Texas is a world in itself, it is also
a Southern world, and many of its favorite dishes are wholly Southern.
Fried Steak, for instance, of which there are many varieties.
1 (¾-inch) thick round steak
salt and pepper
lard or bacon drippings
Have the butcher cut a slice of round steak about ¾-inch thick, its
weight depending on the number of diners.
With a rolling pin or
bottle, pound the steak to ½-inch thickness.
Cut it into
convenient serving portions.
Dip in buttermilk, then dredge in
flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
Heat lard or
drippings in a large iron skillet.
When almost at the smoking
point, add the steak and sear very quickly on both sides.
heat and fry until brown on one side, turn and brown the other.
Drain quickly on paper.
Serve with White Gravy.