Sometimes we call things what they are, and sometimes we call them what they aren't. The latter is the case of my chicken fried steak, but are we really going to start picking apart food names? The important thing is whether or not the dish is worth eating - and this one, my friends, most definitely is.
I used to work in a diner-style fast-food restuarant, and one of the most popular breakfast plates involved huge slabs of chicken fried steak slathered in sausage peppery gravy. I haven't yet mastered the sausage gravy, and I prefer this meal at dinner time, but it still reminds me of my time spent as a waitress which, strange as it may seem to some of you, I rather enjoyed.
I usually buy thinish slices of pork for this recipe, but you can use any cut of any meat you like. (Just be sure to pound the meat thin with a meat tenderizer if it's on the thick side.)
So even though my steak is actually pork, and the batter is gluten free, this remains a tasty comfort food that the hubster and I love. It's simple to make and oh-so-yummy topped with homemade ketchup or a simple gravy and served with a side of mashed fauxtatoes.
Plus, the leftovers reheat nicely, making for some super tasty lunches that are sure to make colleagues jealous!