Uses for Beef Cube Steak
- juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 09:03 AM
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.
Make up a Japanese-style curry sauce with potato, carrot, and onion, then coat beef with panko and fry them crispy. Make a bed of brown rice, top with sliced beef, and cover with curry sauce. Serve with pickled radish. Shortcut Beef Katsu Curry!
You can also think of chicken fried steak as "American schnitzel". If you do that, you can serve it over fries as one does Wiener schnitzel. Or you could do it as Jagerschnitzel and do a bacon and mushroom gravy much as boyzoma suggested.
We marinate it in Catalina French dressing, then cook on the BBQ along with halved sweet onions brushed with the same salad dressing.