Chicken Fried Moose – A Northern Twist on a Southern Staple!
How about bringing some good ‘ole Southern cooking to the North? Serve up these chicken fried moose steaks with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy for an instant dinner success. You won’t be disappointed!
2 lbs moose steaks (we used backstrap)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable shortening for deep frying
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
1. Tenderize the moose steaks by pounding to about 1/4 inch thickness. Place 2 cups flour into a shallow bowl (I like to add salt and pepper to the flour mixture). Stir together the baking powder, pepper, and salt in a separate shallow bowl; stir in the buttermilk, egg, Cajun spices, and garlic.
2. Coat each steak in the flour then the buttermilk mixture, and again in the flour. Make sure the steak is completely coated in dry flour. Place the steak in a clean dish while you repeat the breading process with the rest of the meat.
3. Heat the shortening in a heavy skillet. Fry the steaks until golden brown, approximately 3 to 5 minutes per side.
4. Drain the grease and reserve 1/4 cup and much solid remnants as possible. Return the grease to pan and heat it over medium-low heat. Whisk the remaining flour into the oil. Pour in the milk and bring the gravy to a boil, cooking until thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Plate the chicken fried moose steaks and mashed potatoes and top with the delicious homemade gravy … ENJOY!
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