For over a year now I’ve been traveling the roads of Texas in search of that Texas delicacy, Chicken Fried Steak. Okay, it’s not a delicacy, but it’s Texas. Some people call it Country Fried Steak, but they’re not from Texas.
Here is the ritual I go through every time I order a Chicken Fried Steak.
1. I always ask how big it is. When they put their fingers together to make a circle I then ask how many ounces.
2. I ask for the gravy on the side (I forgot a few times)
3. When the Chicken Fried Steak arrives, I give it the smell test.
4. I then look at the bottom to see what kind grease is there.
5. I take a couple of photos
6. I taste it without any gravy
7. Then I taste the gravy without the Chicken Fried Steak
8. I then taste the mashed potatoes and green beans
9. After all that, I cut a piece of Chicken Fried Steak, dip it in gravy and repeat several times (I did not repeat several times on a few of my finds)
You think this job is easy. It is, but you have to take the bad with the good.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with their suggestions on where to find the Best Chicken Fried Steak. Everyone has their opinion on who has the best, but when I first began this quest I stated you can have your opinions, but mine is right.
What kind of Champagne goes with Chicken Fried Steak? None. Beer goes with Chicken Fried Steak. Which one?
So, take a look at the list of all the Chicken Fried Steaks I reviewed in 2010 from the Best to the Worst and go out and see if you agree with me. I know you will.