"Delicious and tasty chicken fried steaks with a zesty Latin touch." — ROXIEEBD
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4 (4 ounce)
dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
This recipe is great. I love chicken friend steak, but this is the first time I have ever attempted to make it myself. The spices in the breading mixture added a nice background taste, but they were not over powering. The thing I really loved is the slight lemon flavor the garnish gave. We ended up topping ours with fresh squeezed lemon we liked it so much. The only thing I would change is, the recipe made way too much breading mixture. I would cut that in half.
Being Cuban, I grew up on "bistec empanizado," but my family's recipe is slightly different from this one. I omit the cumin (which I am not fond of) and the oregano, and substite garlic powder for those seasonings. I sprinkle the steaks liberally with lemon and garlic powder before cooking for best taste.
This is the way my grandpa used to make them, and it is the recipe I still swear by, with white rice, black beans, fried plantains and yuca con mojo (cassava root salted and boiled and served with a warm dressing of olive oil, lemon, garlic and onion).
Love this recipe. My husband and I both love cuban food. This is wonderful. A little bland by itself however, but to liven it up I added a topping of...can of diced tomatoes with (mild or reg) green chilies, packet of Sazon seasoning, some chopped onion, minced garlic, oregano and some corn starch to thicken. Makes a wonderful topping for the steak. Also served with yellow rice, black beans and corn. Delicious meal! A hit everytime!
Roxie, Thanks so much for submitting this recipe!
Found this recipe to be a wonderful update on an old comfort food.I chose a little healthier version by sauteing in olive oil.
So delicious and easy. Tasted great the next day too! I fried my steak in olive oil with fresh garlic. I also added some garlic powder and Mrs. Dash to my bread crumbs. Yumskers!
Classic Bistec Empanizado...long a family favorite around here! I love cumin, but never thought about adding it to the bread crumbs...it adds a great touch. Goes great with white rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. A Must Try recipe!
This was simple and very tasty. Knowing my family's taste for spice I generously added lemon pepper, garlic powder and enough cayenne pepper to make a difference. The breading came out browned and crispy - add the lemon wedges and you've got happy taste buds :)
Inspired by another reviewer I served this with black beans and fried bananas (I didn't have plantains)
2 cups of oil for frying is excessive not to mention unhealthy. I found that not even 1/2 that is plenty.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Fried Steak Cuban Style
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 216
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