My husband and I just celebrated ten years as a couple and I can’t tell you how many times in the last ten years how much he LOVES the steak fingers basket at Dairy Queen. I had never had them, so I didn’t get it. Then I made friends with Tiffani and she would talk about how much she loves the steak fingers basket at Dairy Queen. I still haven’t tried it.
But I did make it on my own. I wanted to make something the hubby would like, he deserved a treat. He deserves more treats than he gets, he’s a hard working guy. I googled the almighty steak fingers recipe and saw Pioneer Woman had one. She is kind of up there with Paula Deen in unhealthy food, but honestly? That’s probably what makes this dish so great. It’s NOT healthy. Not even a little. Not even if you squint. But good? Yep.
My gravy came out a little lackluster, but people that know me well know gravy just ain’t my thing. Oh well. James was a big fan of this dish!
Steak Fingers and Gravy
Recipe from Pioneer Woman
2 lbs. tenderized round steak or cube steak, cut into 1 inch strips
1 cup flour
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
3 whole eggs
1 cup milk
oil and butter for frying
an additional 2 cups milk
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine the flour and the seasonings (you could just use 2 tsp Creole seasoning), keep in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and 1 cup milk, set aside. Heat a skillet with oil and 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Dredge the strips through the flour, then the egg liquid, then once again in the flour until well-coated. Place four or five strips in the skillet and cook until golden, turning halfway through. Remove to a plate covered with paper towels to drain.
To make the gravy, pour out all but 1/4 cup grease from the pan. To the remaining grease, sprinkle in 2-4 tbsp of the leftover flour and whisk until it becomes a paste and cook until it becomes a deep golden brown. Add the milk, whisking constantly until the gravy is well mixed and thickened to your liking. Season to taste and serve with steak fingers.