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What's the Deal With Cube Steak?

wontonton Jan 29, 2008 02:52 PM

There were a batch of Cube Steaks in the organic meat section of my market yesterday. They were inexpensive and I was kind of intrigued, but the couple times I had it when I was young I remember it as being kind of tough and not especially exciting. What the heck do you do with it?

  1. paulj Jan 29, 2008 04:38 PM

    It's a so-so cut of meat that has been run through a 'cuber', with cuts it up, but not quite to the point of grinding it. Pound it some more and it will fall apart into ground meat.

    Bread and fry it to make chicken fried steak

    Dredge it in flour, sear, and then simmer to make a gravy and 'swiss steak'.


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      crt Jan 29, 2008 04:34 PM

      "What the heck do you do with it?"

      Evidently you can do plenty. Here's a Google search (link below) return of 'cube steak recipes'. Like anything else, I imagine done right cube steak doesn't have to be tough.


      1. DanaB Jan 29, 2008 04:22 PM

        I posed this exact question a couple of weeks ago. Here's the link to the answers I got: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/478508

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          howboy Jan 29, 2008 03:49 PM

          brown, then pressure cooker for Swiss Steak

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            bobfxd Jan 29, 2008 02:58 PM

            Chicken fried steak.

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