You thought it was a great idea – a half of beef in your freezer and then it happens. The hamburger supply is dwindling, roasts are gone, you are saving the best steaks for a special day and then there are the random steaks and some cuts you have never heard of. You can’t keep feeding the family BBQ beef out of the crockpot – it tastes good but you need some variety and a quick dinner. I am currently in this predicament and my culinary skills are being stretched to come up with creative solutions.
I had one that worked!!!!!! Fingersteaks. A regular meal but not one that you typically think to make from scratch at home. A little internet research revealed that you can use a multitude of different cuts to make this tasty treat. BINGO! It took just a little longer (and tasted so much better) than opening a pre-packaged bag but I made enough for 4 meals and put the extras in the freezer (definitely something to add to the list when I am making freezer meals).
I added the recipe below. Share your recipes and suggestions with us!
DISCLAIMER – Being the cook I am – no actual measurements were taken so these are all guesstimates
Step 1: Cut 2 lbs of various steak cuts into fingersteak size strips. Dredge in flour.
Step 2: Whisk 2 eggs and about ¼ to ½ cup milk. Dip fingersteaks in mixture and set on racks to allow any extra to drip off.
Step 3: Combine ¾ cup flour with seasonings. I used salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and ground mustard. Dredge the fingersteaks in the flour mixture.
Step 4: Heat oil in pan on the stove. Add fingersteaks when the oil is hot enough to make them sizzle. Fry until golden brown – a couple minutes each side. Our house uses coconut oil…a little salt in the oil cuts the sweetness and adds great flavor to homemade French fries too!
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.