Chicken Fried Steak *aka Cubed Steak for Southern Folk.



Ingredients:
4 Cubed steaks about 1/4 pound each
2 Cups flour
2 Cups milk
1 Tbs salt
2 tsp pepper
Cooking Oil
Iron skillet (or a good frying pan)

This is my simple frying batter that I have used in many of my other recipes on this page. So simple! On a plate, mix your salt, pepper, and flour together.(A true Southerner, like my cousin Carol, will yell at me and ask why I didn't use buttermilk. ;)) In a bowl, mix your milk and egg. Here is a photo of my prep station:
     Go ahead and get your grease ready. You will need it to be about 1 inch deep. Turn it on about 7. Okay, now you are ready to batter the meat. Double dipping is what will get you a nice thick and crunchy crust. Dip in milk, flour, milk, then flour again. Don't shake off the excess flour!!!!! Let it stay on, trust me, it will get soaked up as it sits and waits for the grease!
   Once the grease is hot enough, gently add the steaks. They will shrink, so you are good to cram as many as you can in there. I managed to get all 4 steaks in.
Fry for 3 minutes, then gently flip. Fry for 4 minutes on each side after the first flip. If they still don't look golden in color and crunchy, crank up the heat and fry on high for an additional 1 minute or less on each side. This cooking time will get your steaks well done. Check to make sure it's done then remove steaks! So, use less time if you want them pink. 

Corn On The Cob in The Microwave - Done in 8 minutes


Items needed:
Damp cloth or paper towel
Corn still in husks

Dampen a paper towel or towel and place in microwave. Place corn on top of it and cook. Here is your time chart:


Ears     Minutes
1          1.5
2          3-4
3          5-6
4          7-8
5          8.5
6          8-9

Turn corn over half way through cooking.  Keep corn in husks and wrap in foil for an additional 4 or 5 minutes. Then all you have to do is peel and eat!

Easy 15 Minute Rice Pilaf



2 cups brown rice (Minute Rice brand)
1 3/4 cup beef broth
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp celery salt (or garlic salt)
1/4 tsp thyme


Toast almonds then crush them. I put a paper plate upside down over the almonds on a cutting board then use a mallet. Like you see in photo.
Follow directs on the Minute Rice box to cook rice except you will use beef broth instead of water. After you add rice to broth, add all of your ingredients and mix thoroughly. Cover and wait for the rice to soak up all of the juices. Salt to taste if you find that you need to. This is the most simple rice pilaf you will find!
Special Note* I've always preferred to cook rice the old fashion way instead of using Minute Rice. It just tastes better to me! So, if you have more time (about 25 minutes) try it with the real rice!