Uses for Beef Cube Steak
So on a whim I picked up 2 packages (each package has 2 steaks) of thin beef cube steak... it was on manager's special for under $2 for each package. So, I'm looking for ideas of what to do with it, I've never bought it before. I was thinking maybe some sandwiches with some of it? I know you can do chicken fried steak with it too. Any other unique ideas?
When I was young my mom would cook it in a pan and serve it on a piece of buttered toast. We'd put steak sauce on it and eat it.
Now I cut it into strips and bread them (a light chicken fried steak breading), fry them and serve them with dipping sauce. My wife likes Ranch. Sometimes I use hoisin mixed with mirin. I generally just make up a few dipping sauces that I think up at the moment.
Good Ol' Idaho Finger Steaks
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons soy sauce
Mix well and add cube steak cut into 1" strips. Set aside.
1 cup of bisquick
2/3 cup of water
Mix well and add to beef mixture.
Mix together well (coating all meat) and deep fry until golden.
Serve with Bloomin' Onion Dip
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 tablespoons cream-style horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
Dash ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
Mix it all together and refrigerate.
Slightly brown ~ Remove from pan ~ Make a roux ~ Cook some onion, and pepper in the roux ~ Add water, chicken/beef broth to make a gravy. ~ Add the meat back to the pan. ~ Season with S&P&Garlic&etc, ~ Cover and reduce heat to a bare minimum. ~ Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. ~