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Chicken Fried Steak in Alexandria

Miss_Meow Jun 28, 2006 03:11 PM

I just moved from Boca Raton FL and I'm craving some good Chicken Fried Steak - Any sugguestions?

  1. BarbHelm Jul 12, 2006 02:02 AM

    There is a terrific CFS at the Route 29 Diner and their grits are not instant!

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      NoVaDog Jul 5, 2006 12:40 PM

      I find "cube steak" to be the best meat to use. And cooking in butter.

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      1. re: NoVaDog
        flavrmeistr Jul 5, 2006 07:55 PM

        Should be fried in bacon or ham fat w/flour gravy and sides of green beans, biscuits and fried apples.

        1. re: flavrmeistr
          JonParker Jul 6, 2006 10:31 AM

          I'm sorry, fried okra wins over green beans.

      2. JonParker Jul 5, 2006 11:14 AM

        I moved here from Oklahoma, and I haven't had a good chicken fried steak since then, other than on trips back home. My girlfriend did learn to make a good one, however.

        1. ChinoWayne Jul 2, 2006 08:23 PM

          A cheap cut of beef, usually pounded, breaded, as in fried chicken, fried, served with a white gravy with mashed potatoes. (I think if you have any more questions along this line, you might want to post them on the General Topics board.)

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            juliehf Jul 2, 2006 07:54 PM

            What is chicken fried steak...I've always wondered. Don't hate me for not knowing haha.

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            1. re: juliehf
              davefaris Jul 10, 2006 03:14 PM

              Try to catch GOOD EATS on FoodTV. Alton Brown (host) explains the ins and outs of real chicken fried steak in the episode called Cubing Around. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_...

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              NoVaDog Jun 30, 2006 06:21 PM

              Southside has a very good one. Get a breadbasket, too. It has been awhile since I've been to Elsie's, it used to smell of cigarette smoke.

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              1. re: NoVaDog
                monkeyrotica Jul 2, 2006 12:59 AM

                The smoking section still reeks, but I've noticed fewer and fewer smokers there. The rest isn't that smoky.

                Actually, IHOP does a pretty decent country fried steak, again with the white gravy. Pretty cheap, and they're two off Route 1 in VA.

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                Miss_Meow Jun 30, 2006 06:08 PM

                South Side 815 was recommended to me - anyone tried it?

                1. monkeyrotica Jun 28, 2006 07:50 PM

                  Elsie's Magic Skillet on Route 1 does a pretty good country fired steak. White gravy as well.

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