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                            COUNTRY-FRIED STEAK
 
 Recipe By     : GRIT -- APRIL 6, 1997
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    beef cube steaks (each 5-oz.)
    2                    eggs
      2/3  cup           milk
      3/4  cup           all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  cups          saltine cracker crumbs
      1/4  cup           vegetable oil
                         (GRAVY):
      1/4  cup           all-purpose flour
      1/4  cup           vegetable oil
    2 3/4  cups          milk
      1/4  cup           minced onion
    1      teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      pepper
 
 In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs and 2/3 cup milk.  Whisk in 3/4 cup
 flour and 1 teaspoon salt.  Pour cracker crumbs into a soup plate or pie
 pan.  Dip steaks first into the egg mixture and then into the cracker
 crumbs.  Press crumbs into steaks.  In a 12-inch skillet over medium-low
 heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil.  Place prepared steaks in the heated
 skillet, and fry for 6 minutes on one side.  Add the remaining two
 tablespoons oil, and fry 6 minutes on the other side.  Remove steaks from
 pan. 
 Prepare gravy:  Stir 1/4 cup flour into drippings in the skillet.  Add
 enough oil to wet the flour.  Stir flour and oil until fully mixed; a bit
 at a time, whisk in milk, and deglaze the pan.  Add onions, and after the
 milk comes to a boil, cook 1 minute longer.  Stir in salt and pepper. 
 Return steaks to pan, and cook another 20 minutes over very low heat. 
 When turning steaks or moving them to the platter, slide a large spatula
 under the steak so as not to tear off the now moist batter.  Spoon gravy
 over steaks, and serve.  
 Makes 4 servings.
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