Chicken Fried Steak – Good Ole Texas Homestyle Cooking

When I first moved to Texas I was bemused by the name chicken-fried steak.  It made no sense to me.  Either something is chicken or it’s steak.  Now I’m used to it and the name makes perfect sense.  Chicken-fried steak is, quite simply, a piece of steak that’s battered and cooked in the same way one would fry chicken.  We think of this dish as being classic Texas comfort food but is it really Texan?  Which state is actually known for chicken fried steak and how did it come to exist?

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