Country Fried Fingers

Country Fried Fingers.   No they are not fingers of country folk, but they are definitely country fried delicious.  Basically it is country fried steaks sliced into nice finger strips.  When you have a 3 year old staying with you, you try to come up with ‘kid’ friendly foods.  I didn’t want to serve the standard American kid fare…pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken nuggets.  Not that any of them are particularly bad, just that if you have a foodie type grandma maybe you should get something a little bit different.

 Are lil’ Alligator is unusual.  No, really he is.  If you serve him veggies or fruit (especially broccoli or strawberries), he’ll totally ignore the meat and starch that is served along side of it.  One night I fixed him up a plate of broccoli and pork steaks, the broccoli disappeared immediately and he barely picked at the meat.  Weird, huh?

I found the exception, much to my surprise when I served up a plate of these Country Fried Fingers, green beans and potatoes Au Gratin, he went crazy for the main meat dish instead.  That’s how good these are.

If you are worried about your health, cholesteral and fat intake you’ll need to find another dish to eat.  But if you want some country comfort, it just doesn’t get better than this and it’s so easy to prepare too!

 Ingredients

2 pounds round steak, or chicken or pork, sliced into 1/4″ strips

2 eggs

1 tbs sugar

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp pepper

2 cups flour

Directions

Place eggs in a bowl and lightly beat.  Add sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and pepper, mix.

 Add the flour and mix well, so that all the ingredients are incorporated.  The batter will be thick and somewhat lumpy.  Don’t worry about the lumps they add to the crispiness later.

 Mix in the sliced meat until it is well coated.  Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.  The juices from the meat will blend with the batter.

 In a skillet, heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil to 350° F.  Fry a handful of strips at a time.  Fry for 5 to 7 minutes, turning half way through.

Cook until golden brown and drain on a paper towel.

If you are 3 years old, you convince your uncle to have a “picnic” even though it is only 50° F outside!  That’s okay, you can always wear a coat.

 You must eat Country Fried Fingers with your hands….why else would they be called fingers if they weren’t finger food.

 

Simple, comfort, country and Alligator approved!

Country Fried Fingers
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds round steak, or chicken or pork, sliced into 1/4" strips
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 tbs sugar
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp pepper
  8. 2 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in a bowl and lightly beat. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and pepper, mix.
  2. Add the flour and mix well, so that all the ingredients are incorporated. The batter will be thick and somewhat lumpy. Don't worry about the lumps they add to the crispiness later.
  3. Mix in the sliced meat until it is well coated. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. The juices from the meat will blend with the batter.
  4. In a skillet, heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil to 350° F. Fry a handful of strips at a time. Fry for 5 to 7 minutes, turning half way through.
  5. Cook until golden brown and drain on a paper towel.
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2 Responses to Country Fried Fingers

  1. Mary September 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Your grandson is a doll and I don’t blame him for liking those “finger.” I am new to your blog and have found my way here via the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog competition. I really enjoyed my visit here and I’ll be back often. I can’t wait to see your entry for the next leg of the competition. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • The Witch September 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

      Mary, thank you for your comment. I visited your blog it is lovely! I will definitely be adding you to my Google Reader!