Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers

This is going to be an "R Rated Foodie Post" for some of you, but every now and then "Honey Bunny" and I just have to have some "soul food".  My husband retired several years ago, but periodically he will go back to work for a bit. Recently he retired for the 4th time, (so far) and I decided to have something special for him. I asked him what he would like to have and he said remember when we used to go to the " Drive Inn" and get Steak Fingers in a Basket on Friday night? Oh yes, I could almost taste them, so today we are sharing our Old Fashioned Steak Fingers. We have got two Steak Finger Baskets to go!

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers


Old Fashioned Steak Fingers
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 pound Round Steak cut 3/4 inch thick, tenderized and cut into strips ( We Use Grass Fed Beef)
2 cups flour (of your choice)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)
2 cups Buttermilk
1 cup Peanut Oil
Mix the flour, cornmeal,1 teaspoon garlic powder,1 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon pepper then pour in a flat dish
Pour the buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper into a medium size bowl and mix well
Dip the steak finger into the flour and cornmeal mixture
Next dip the steak finger into the Buttermilk
Next dip the steak finger back into the flour and cornmeal mixture
Heat the oil until it is very hot in a deep frying pan, add a few Steak Fingers at a time and cook on both side's until golden brown.
They really cook fast if your oil is hot enough, be careful not to overload your skillet or they won't cook right.
Take them out of the skillet when done and drain on a paper towel for a few minutes before serving
We are serving the Steak Fingers with Homemade French Fries and a dipping sauce of pan gravy, "In A Basket", of course.

Ready For The Dipping Process

Drain Well

Enjoy!

We sure enjoyed our Steak Finger Baskets and had a lot of fun walking down memory lane when we used to go to the Drive Inn on Friday Night.  I am so happy that you could stop by today to visit with us, your visits are always important and hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy

36 comments:

  1. Never heard of steak fingers before but they sure do sound good :)

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  2. Yum! Those really bring back memories of growing up in the 60's. It was such fun to eat at the drive-in in our station wagon.

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  3. Delicious and Tempting Fried Basket Miz Helen! That reminds me off Texas and Country style :-)

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  4. I haven't had steak fingers in ages! These sound so yummy!

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  5. They do bring back memories. We would get some and 'make the drag'.

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  6. A different take on chicken fried steak! I love it, Miz Helen. Anything served in a cute basket just tastes even better. xo

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  7. I have never had these but will be trying. They look so good !

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  8. Those steak fingers look terrific! I cannot wait to make this recipe!!!

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  9. Oh man!! Those look sooo good! Too bad I can eat half of those ingredients anymore. :( Oh well, I can still drool!

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  10. Seems like he's always looking for something else to do! Loving this classic....

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  11. Wowww, these look so amazing! Drool! I don't eat beef, but I'm totally going to try your breaking recipe on some chicken tenders. They look s crispy and just fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. *breading
    *so
    Sorry, I'm using my new iPad and I'm still getting used to the keyboard on this thing!

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  13. Oh my good gracious, Miz Helen... I dont think I even knew there was such a thing as steak fingers! Oh wow those look GOOD. Oh my. Might have to try these! Thanks!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am cooking beef today and this will be a welcoming recipe for my family. I know they will enjoy.

    HAve a great week.

    Mely

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  15. Wow, Helen - these look like quite the treat! Yum.

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  16. I might be showing my age, but I have never heard of steak fingers! My husband would love these I'm sure! Thank you so much for sharing! And congrats to your husband on the 4th retirement! :)

    Jane
    http://thehealthybeehive.com

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  17. These look and sound really good, Miz Helen!

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  18. Wow, that looks so delicious & tempting!

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  19. I never heard of steak fingers, but they look delicious! I will definitely be making them in the near future!

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  20. I had never heard of these before! They look SO good! :-) I know they are going on my "to make" list! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!"

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  21. These look absolutely heavenly! YUM! I think I could eat these every day for dinner =o)

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  22. Those look so good! I love the cute little basket you served them in! A definite 'must try' on my list! :)

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  23. Looks wonderful! I know J would love this.

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  24. I sure remember drive-in movies, Miz Helen! We used to even take the kids in their jammies. Your steak fingers look so good. I can almost taste them.

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  25. I remember getting steak fingers at a drive-in called Red Steer (I think). That was many, many years ago. I loved them. We use a lot of round steak. I will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing. I am going to include these in my Friday Finds this week.

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  26. Love these! They remind me of when I was a child and my Nanny loved to eat at this little diner, and they had the best Steak Fingers! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck and thanks for bringing back some great memories!
    ~Kim

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  27. These are the best! I have so many memories growing up in Texas and having steak finger baskets at out local DQ:) Thank you for a super terrific recipe, I am pinning this so I can recreate some good times with my sweetie. What a cool surprise for him:) I just need to find some cute baskets and the checked paper:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays! Now I am off to check out your pickle pot! Have a fabulous week!

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  28. What a lovely meal...and presentation too! Miz Helen - YOU ROCK!! Hope your hubby gets settled in at home quickly...sounds like he loves to stay busy huh?

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  29. These look absolutely fantastic!! I have featured them this week - come on by & take a look when you get a chance :)

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  30. Are these a regional treat? I never heard of these in NY. Thanks for teaching me about something new on foodie friday.

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday#44!
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30464
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

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  32. Congratulations Miz Helen! Your Steak Fingers are a featured recipe over at Weekend Potluck today. We all just fell in love with this down-home favorite. If you'd like, please come on over and grab a "featured" button. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/06/weekend-potluck-22.html

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  33. Hi Miz Helen! I came across your recipe for steak fingers and they brought back such great memories! I knew I had to make them for my fiance who's never tried them. So I did, and posted them today, linking back to you! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration and great memories.

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