Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak, Oven Sweet Potato Fries, & Grilled Zucchini

"Go ahead honey, it's gluten free" is a monthly event where gluten free dishes revolving around a theme are submitted by bloggers and other foodies and then the round up of the entries are all published on a blog. The theme for June is "Manly Food." You can see the entire round up on Monday, June 29th at the Simply Gluten Free Blog. My honey was the inspiration for this manly GF dish: Chicken Fried Steak with Oven Sweet Potato Fries & Grilled Zucchini:
Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients (serves 2-3):
Directions: Season each piece on both sides with the salt and pepper. Place the flour into a pie pan. Place the eggs into a separate pie pan. Dredge the meat on both sides in the flour, followed by the egg and then in the flour again. Repeat with all the pieces of meat. Place the meat onto a plate and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking. Place enough of the vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a 12-inch slope-sided skillet and set over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the meat in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook each piece on both sides until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of the flour left over from the dredging. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pan. Whisk until the gravy comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Add the milk (or milk substitute) and thyme and whisk until the gravy coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste, with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve the gravy over the steaks.

Oven Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients:
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 t salt
  • 1/4 mayo
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • the juice from 1/2 lemon
Directions: Heat oven to 400. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch strips. Place in one layer on a baking sheet. Pour oil all over and toss to coat. Roast for 45 min. Salt immediately after they come out of the oven. Serve with mayo, garlic, and lemon juice mixture.

Grilled Zucchini Ingredients:
  • 3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 in rounds
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
Directions: Put oil in grill pan and heat over med-high. Place rounds in one layer on pan. Grill for 5-7 min on each side (look for those beautiful grill marks). Season with salt & pepper.



  1. It sounds delicious! You really can't go wrong with steak can you! x x x

  2. Thanks for submitting - this is a manly dish indeed, can't go wrong with red meat!

  3. I like the choice of the sweet potatoes. I think they are underated and it is good to see them more often.

  4. My husband told me that he didn't like sweet potatoes until I made him sweet potato fries. We put grated parm on ours and dip them garlic aioli. We love grilled zucchini, too. Great MANLY meal!

  5. I recently had sweet potato fries for the first time and they were so good. Looking at yours makes me want to make them right now!

  6. I love everything about this meal. My husband loves cube steak, but for some reason the kids aren't big on it. Thanks for the great dinner idea.

  7. Great recipe! I love fried zucchini even though it is a vegetable ;)
    Jessie at Blog Schmog

  8. I'm loving the sweet potato fries. I wish I had some to go with my meal tonight. They look yummy.

  9. Great looking dinner. Sweet potato fries are a nice change from regular fries once in a while.