A hearty, Iowa favorite using a pork tenderloin makes Country Fried Steak the ultimate comfort food!
Iowa is known for the tenderloins. Like seriously… anywhere you go you are sure to find a jumbo loin somewhere on the menu! You can have the grilled or fried, with a bun or without. It doesn’t really matter of your preference. But if you’re a visitor to our state… be sure to snag one before you leave!
Another way we utilize tenderloins around here is frying them and smothering them with mashed potatoes and gravy. Now that’s the ultimate comfort food. Don’t try having it for lunch because it might put you to sleep… okay seriously… it will put you to sleep!
So while this Country Fried Steak might put you to sleep… Elizabeth, blogger at The Rural Sisterhood will not! I “met” her through a Facebook group, Women in Ag. Remember I talked about that group when I posted my Cinnamon Bundt Coffee Cake last month for #BundtBakers?! Well, she has started a new blogging serious for her blog and she’s interviewing women in agriculture. Her series is called, The Heart of a Rural Sister. For this weeks edition I am in the spotlight. I was honored when she asked! There’s a quite a few questions, including how the farm life has played a role in my life, the most challenging part of agriculture and even a little bit on my blogging and photography. Read all about it right here!
- Country Gravy Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk, cold
- Steak Ingredients
- 2 thick cut boneless pork chops, tenderized
- 2 eggs
- 3/4-1 cup milk
- 3 cups bread crumbs
- Mashed potatoes for serving
- Country Gravy Directions
- In a medium stock pot, melt the butter and add flour cooking about 2 minutes or until turning "blonde".
- Add enough milk to dissolve the flour mixture, stirring continuously until boiling.
- Add remaining milk and stir occasionally until desired thickness.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Steak Directions
- In one bowl combine the eggs and milk and season with salt and pepper.
- In another bowl combine the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper.
- Dip each tenderloin into the egg mixture, draining the excess liquid and then placing the bread crumbs.
- Now you may either pan fry or deep fry at 350*F until golden brown.
- Serve mashed potatoes and gravy over the steak!