Do you have a hankering for some traditional Southern cuisine? Then today is a great day!
On National Chicken Fried Steak Day, you get a wonderful chance to taste and savour this traditional, filling dish with a variety of southern sides.
When is National Chicken Fried Steak Day
On October 26, National Chicken Fried Steak Day, you get a wonderful chance to appreciate and savour this traditional, hearty dish with a few delicious southern sides.
National Chicken Fried Steak Day History
In Texas, it seems like major things always happen! This includes enjoying that sinful delicacy, chicken fried steak, which was purportedly created in 1911 after a mistake was made ordering fried chicken instead of steak. But first, a brief primer on fried chicken.
A thin, round cut of beef that is breaded and fried is what is commonly referred to as a “chicken fried steak.” The majority of people accompany it with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. It seems straightforward enough, yet there’s an entire tale behind a dish that deserves respect.
Undoubtedly, the extensive media coverage that chicken fried steak received is one of the factors contributing to its popularity. No matter what name you give it—chicken-fried steak, pan-fried steak, or country-fried steak—this dish is said to have first been mentioned in 1924. The recipe is described as “beef steak coated in flour, fried in a skillet, and served with country gravy being poured on a hot platter and the fried steak being laid over it” by author A.L. Wyman in the “Los Angeles Times.” Later recipes can be seen in periodicals like the 1936 Winnipeg Free Press and the 1949 Household Searchlight Recipe Book. Yet hungry?
However, Texas is where this carnivore’s delight truly starts to take off thanks to three distinct regional variations of chicken fried steak. The beef is dipped in egg and flour in the East Texas variation. According to a former Texas culinary critic, bread crumbs are used in place of flour in Central Texas, and there is no egg dipping at all in West Texas.
The “Lamesa Original Chicken-Fried Festival” was established in Lamesa, Texas in 2011 to celebrate the chicken-fried delicacy.
National Chicken Fried Steak Day Activities
Have fun and stuff your face with delicious cuisine on National Chicken Fried Steak Day! Choose a variety of strategies for paying attention to the day, including some of these recommendations:
Why not travel to Texas or Oklahoma to celebrate National Chicken Fried Steak Day? Visit the Barbecue Inn, Blue Bonnet Cafe, or Gristmill River Restaurant for a trip to Texas. Visit Cheever’s Cafe, Tally’s Good Food Cafe, or Kendall’s Restaurant for Oklahoma. You guys are eating well there!
Spend National Chicken Fried Steak Day in Texas or Oklahoma, if you like. Trips to Texas should include stops at the Barbecue Inn, Blue Bonnet Cafe, and Gristmill River Restaurant. Visit Kendall’s Restaurant, Tally’s Good Food Cafe, or Cheever’s Cafe for Oklahoma. There, you guys eat well.
Celebrate National Chicken Fried Steak Day by hosting a cook-off, whether it’s your first time making it or you consider yourself an expert. Invite family and friends around to cook up some chicken-fried steaks, then vote on whose recipe is the best.
National Chicken Fried Steak Day Significance
The likelihood of ever eating or appreciating chicken fried steak is generally low unless you reside in a region where it is a common cuisine. The good news is that National Chicken Fried Steak Day not only offers you a reason to overindulge but also serves as a reminder that wonderful Southern cooking is one of many cuisines that may not normally be on your menu.
This is a stretch, but it’s also kind of true, so let’s go with it. The healthiest food in the world may not be anything fried, but anything in moderation, right? But at least you are aware that on October 26 you will consume some protein. The fact that National Chicken Fried Steak Day only occurs once a year makes it worthwhile to indulge in fried cuisine on this occasion.
National Chicken Fried Steak Day 2024: Quotes, Messages
What in the name of chicken fried steak is going on here? – Author: Gina Damico
Our desires are the way that the healing life force comes through us and replenishes our bodies. – Author: Christiane Northrup
For the second time today, someone had made him his favorite. But only one woman had gotten it right. Chicken-fried steak had been his favorite years ago. His tastes had changed. – Author: Becky Wade
I love sushi, I love fried chicken, I love steak. But there is a limit to my love, – Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Now, have I ever been tempted to break into a Krispy Kreme doughnut store in the middle of the night? Oh, yeah. God help us if I had a minibar stocked with cheesecake and chicken-fried steak. – Author: Mike Huckabee
Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak. – Author: Larry McMurtry
I get tired of hearing it’s a crummy world and that people are no damned good. What kind of talk is that? I know a place in Payette, Idaho, where a cook and a waitress and a manager put everything they’ve got into laying a chicken-fried steak on you. – Author: Robert Fulghum
I grew up in Doraville, Georgia and I ate barbecued ribs and chicken fried steak, and all kinds of cheesy grits, you know, and I never even thought twice about it. – Author: Kathy Freston
When things (in the vegetable world) have displayed their luxuriant growth, we see each of them return to its root. – Author: Lao-Tzu
Never in history have lies been such vital instruments of diplomacy and policy. – Author: Max Hastings
To look at and properly appreciate the British Museum is the work of a lifetime. – Author: M. E. W. Sherwood
It was difficult for him to decide whether she was sincere, or performing her own character; her beauty got in the way, like a thick cobweb through which it was difficult to see her clearly. – Author: Robert Galbraith
I think it’s actually a misperception that I am a comedic actress. I do more drama than comedy but very little of it has been seen. When you are in big funny movies and they do well and your little part in it kind of explodes people perceive you as a comedian. – Author: Octavia Spencer
I’m good at anything that’s country – biscuits, gravy, chicken-fried steak. Look at me, for God’s sake. I cook what I like to eat. – Author: Blake Shelton
Remember to always tune your inner ear so you can listen for (and separate from each other) both the good reason and the real reason when anyone (including yourself) gives you an excuse. – Author: James Altucher
I was weaned on chicken-fried steak and hominy grits with goopy gravy all over. I loved meat and wore fur. – Author: Kathy Freston
Cause all you gotta know is, it’s gonna be you and only you until the day I die … You’re not just enough for me. You’re everything I want. – Author: Kristen Ashley
People in trailers were canned and labeled much like the apple juice down at the plant, stamped with ingredients for all the world to see: chicken fried steak, overcooked vegetables, no working knowledge of any major Italian movie directors the list went on and on. – Author: David Sedaris
You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. – Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are willing to take the punishment, you’re halfway through the battle. That the issues may be trivial, the battle ugly, is another point. – Author: Lillian Hellman