Sunday, August 26, 2012
After I did Iowa comfort food, the tenderloin sandwich, I was looking for more and chicken fried steak (AKA Southern Fried Steak) came to the top of the list. It has a lot of similar techniques to the tenderloin. Coat and pan fry. Then serve with gravy instead of the sandwich like the tenderloin. For inspiration I used several recipes but really The Homesick Texan was the best so check out the great discussion
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This is sometimes call "Willie Nelson’s Famous Banana Bread" and the first post I find about it is at Everybody Likes Sandwiches . There are some variations but really they are all about the same.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
UPDATE Jan 13,2013: Newer version available with even less work and just as creamy.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
For you non Iowans, this is a small town classic. Almost every small town in Iowa has a restaurant who will claim to have the best, most award winning or the biggest tenderloin sandwich. You don't need to say pork, it is understood. The pork producers have a yearly contest to pick the best restaurant version. There are web sites dedicated to this much celebrated delicacy.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Do you want grilled version? Try my Grilled Blackened Tilapia
I have been thinking of doing this for awhile. I had 5 or 6 recipes saved in my file with one over a year old. I looked at Paula Deen but really lots of thyme and no pepper. It just didn't seem right for me. I ended up with an Aaron MaCorgo Jr (Food Networks "Big Daddy") recipe. This man can really cook and is a joy to watch, highly recommended. Only a few changes. I use spanish paprika instead of smoked. I just like the taste better. I cut the cayenne pepper a little. It was just right for me and my wife. The whole teaspoon would have been way too much for me. The big change was going from fry pan to oven. See my reason below.