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Chicken-Fried Steak

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The Restaurant: Salt Grass Steak House, Houston

The Skinny: A cube steak pounded thin,
dredged in milk, egg, and flour, then fried and served with a creamy gravy:
chicken-fried steak (or CFS in Texas parlance) is the southern answer to
schnitzel. “It’s as lowbrow as it is outrageously delicious,” says food writer
Salma Abdelnour. “It’s also the definition of comfort food: warm, creamy/saucy,
a little crunchy, rich, and likely to destroy the rest of your day, in a good
way.” She cites the Salt Grass Steak House version—made with Angus beef—as her
all-time go-to, thanks to the perfectly crunchy batter and the fact that it’s
“so big it hangs off the plate.” —Emma Sloley

America's Best Comfort Foods

Chicken-Fried Steak

The Restaurant: Salt Grass Steak House, Houston

The Skinny: A cube steak pounded thin,
dredged in milk, egg, and flour, then fried and served with a creamy gravy:
chicken-fried steak (or CFS in Texas parlance) is the southern answer to
schnitzel. “It’s as lowbrow as it is outrageously delicious,” says food writer
Salma Abdelnour. “It’s also the definition of comfort food: warm, creamy/saucy,
a little crunchy, rich, and likely to destroy the rest of your day, in a good
way.” She cites the Salt Grass Steak House version—made with Angus beef—as her
all-time go-to, thanks to the perfectly crunchy batter and the fact that it’s
“so big it hangs off the plate.” —Emma Sloley

Courtesy of Saltgrass Steak House

America's Best Comfort Foods

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