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Chicken fried steak anyone?
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-29-2002 at 06:41:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ate my favorite dish at a small cowboy cafe in SW Missou. My second favorite at another cowboy cafe in Douglas, Wyo. My third fav. in Cheyenne. Nothing like it in this world. Also like biscuits with that creamy white sauce. Finger lickin' good.

MOMark    Posted 01-30-2002 at 08:46:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
The worst chicken fried steak I ever ate was at a place called "Po Folks" which was a chain. Are they around anymore? They shouldn't be, they served that nasty brown gravy on their steak. I ate it because I was hungry not because it was good.

PCC-AL-Hold on now boys and girls, you done got into my territory, eating that is,    Posted 01-29-2002 at 18:23:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fer sho, this is one subject I know something about.
Homemade biscuits made with buttermilk, cooked on a wood stove
Country ham from the smokehouse and redeye gravy made with coffee(no other way)
Grits, coarse ground, none of this instant stuff
Chicken-fried steak cooked the old way-round steak beaten with a steak hammer, floured, and cooked in bacon grease thats been saved for a while.
Have to bring my mama back to make the fig preserves, the old big figs, peeled, covered in sugar with a cloth over the pot, on the wood stove at night that's cooling down from the day, makes a mess of good eating for a while.
It'll take too long to get into lunch, but for you city boys, I wish you could try a cup of clabber and some crackling bread with homemade butter. Put it on the table and jump back out of the way.

Ole Cuss    Posted 01-29-2002 at 15:37:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

There's no restaurant nowadays around here (Maryland) that knows what a real chicken-fried steak is; when you find it on a menu, it's gonna be ground beef with a weird crust and (God forbid) brown gravy reminiscent of dysenteric effluvium. The only way I can get good chicken-fried steak (it's my favorite food of all time) is when I cook it myself!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-29-2002 at 16:37:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When we go to a cafe we always ask if the chicken fry is one of those ground beef/corn meal things with the yucky pasty breading type of stuff on it. If it is we always make another selection. But your right, even here in the chicken fry capital of the world, a good chicken fry is getting harder to find all the time.

Donna    Posted 01-29-2002 at 13:07:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gotta have some of them there grits, HEHEHE, red eyed gravey, yum,

some of that chicken fried steak with buttermilk biscutes with thick creamy gravey cooked on the wood cook stove. Gotta Love it.

Old Sarge    Posted 01-29-2002 at 11:39:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya shoulda gone a leetle bit futher West. Best Chicken fried in Utah is at Chicks cafe in Heber City Utah. I know people drive from Logan over there ta eat it. That's bout 100 miles as the crow flies an 200 miles by road. Gotta go down one side an up over the other. Their smashed taters are real taters too, not them dehydrated kind.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-29-2002 at 13:38:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
HEY! Would U believe, I've eaten there years ago. I just remember they served the best DAMN food I ever tasted. By now I forgot what it was I loved so much. I just remember coming back for more. On the other hand, maybe it was the waitress?

Jim(mo)    Posted 01-29-2002 at 10:31:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thats not white sauce ! It's GRAVY !!! Anyway thats what we call it here in Missouri. Seriously I agree with you whole heartedly.

Cowboy Joe.    Posted 01-29-2002 at 10:59:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I said white sauce? Why that's East Coast lingo for GRAVY. Opps. My Eastern upbringing is exposed.

Jim(MO)    Posted 01-29-2002 at 11:46:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think the next time I have breakfast at the local diner I'll order up some biskets & white sauce. That should get some kind of reaction.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-29-2002 at 13:41:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably only west of the Hudson River here in Manhattan. Once you cross the George Washington Bridge you're headed west to New Jersey. That's gettin' as close to Western as it gets around these parts.

REDNECKMATT    Posted 01-30-2002 at 10:11:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
NEW YORK CITY there lucky ta know what a chicken is little lone chicken fried steak. Now I'm gonna ruffle some fethers here but it'll be ok as far as them gritts go there only good fer sloppin hogs and chicken scratch, anything ya gotta smother in butter or jelly or any other thing that i've seen ya all put on em to kill the taste just aint worth eatn.

Hogman    Posted 02-02-2002 at 03:55:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shame on Ya Sir,Thems vulgar words Ya done wrote!!! Grits slathered in good butter?
Do Ya put butter'n jelly on Your toast?

Both good eatin------- Maw Hog won't eat em either so recon You ain't alone.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-30-2002 at 17:56:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I get the jest of your drift.

hay    Posted 01-29-2002 at 07:36:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
even better with homemade biscuits and homemade fig preserves for dessert. yum!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-29-2002 at 11:00:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds good to me.

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