Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Home Cookin'

In celebration of Mr. Sweet's return from his sales trip to Texas, I cooked up a stellar dinner on Sunday, if I do say so myself. Comfort food to the max. Finally, after MANY attempts to make biscuits one turned out better than Grands! Flaky and flavorful, these biscuits were one of my proudest moments. I feel like I can officially call myself a southern woman now. The main course for the evening was Chicken Fried Steak.
I started with tenderized round steak, which I salted on both sides and soaked in buttermilk.
I then dredged it in flour and freshly ground black pepper.
I cooked the steak 5-6 minutes on each side in a cast iron skillet 1/4 full of hot canola oil.
After the steak was finished, I made a cream gravy and submerged the steaks in the gravy, then topped it all with chopped green onion.
I also sauteed russet and sweet potatoes in a skillet with onion. Rounding out the menu was sauteed green beans and creamed corn.
The final presentation was picture perfect (if only I had a better eye for setting up shots and lighting).


Anonymous said...

just wanted to tell you that your pics are looking great....i really like the ones of the biscuits...even people at the studio saw them and said they looked good... keep up the great work sis...


sevans said...

YUM! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE biscuits. Good job on the chicken fry! My mouth is watering.

The Durham's said...

I am totally impressed!! I need to take some lessons:)

Anonymous said...

who needs strouds or babes...this looks amazing! Props on the home cookin'. wish i could have a biscuit right now.