National Chicken Fried Steak Day
Are you hungry for southern home cooking? This is the day for you!
National Chicken Fried Steak Day is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this hearty, classic dish along with some southern side dishes.
Chicken Fried Steak is a staple of southern cooking for decades. It is believed to have originated in Texas and Oklahoma, but there are many other places that claim it. Many believe it was created by German immigrants who arrived in Texas to cook steak the same way they cooked chicken or pork. Some believe that the dish originated in Kansas and Colorado, where it was commercially prepared.
Chicken Fried Steak, regardless of where it originated, is a classic dish associated with southern cuisine. Although it has been accepted by Oklahoma and Texas, you can enjoy it anywhere in the US or around the globe!
It was not long ago that National Chicken Fried Steak Day began. Jimmy Baldwin and Jeffrey Yarbrough, a Texas restauranteur, pushed for National Chicken Fried Steak Day to be established to show this southern dish more respect. They believed that people would be less likely to argue over a plate of chicken-fried steak if they had it every day.
The 82nd Texas legislature approved Chicken Fried Steak Day in 2011 through House Resolution 1419. Even though Chicken Fried Steak Day is not an official holiday in other states it can be celebrated all over the globe!
Jimmy Baldwin composed a song about the delicious food to make the day extra special. The song was officially approved by Texas in 2017. Its title is “Peace, Love, and Chicken Fried Steak” and the chorus is as follows:
“Peace and love with chicken fried steak
This is what the world requires now.
Enjoy the National Chicken Fried Steak Day celebrations and have fun! There are many ways you can pay attention to this day. Here are some ideas:
You can order a plate of chicken fried steak from a restaurant that specializes on southern or country cuisine. Add some white gravy and maybe some fried okra and black eyed peas to your plate.
If a local southern-style restaurant is not an option, there are some national chains that frequently have Chicken Fried Steak on their menu, such as Cracker Barrel and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. These restaurants may offer special discounts or deals to celebrate National Chicken Fried Steak Day.
It’s not difficult to make chicken fried steak at home. It might even be fun to do in celebration of National Chicken Fried Steak Day.
You can either find a recipe online or in a book. The most important thing about chicken fried steak is the tenderization of the beef. This means that it should be beaten to a thin consistency so that it can be fried easily.
Another tip is to first bread the meat, then cover it with a sheet pan and place it in the fridge for around 30 minutes before you fry. This will ensure that the batter sticks to the meat and does not fall off during cooking.
It might seem almost mandatory to learn a song that goes with your day. It can also be very entertaining. It’s worth learning this song by Jimmy Baldwin (one of the founders) of National Chicken Fried Steak Day. You can search the internet for the video or the lyrics.
There is a lot of hate out there. We have to learn to love each other. Peace, love, and chicken fried Steak Peace, love, and chicken Fried Steak
Although it may not be the origin of chicken fried steak (though many Texans would likely disagree), it is the location where National Chicken Fried Steak Day was born. Texas was certainly the first (and only) state to adopt legislation regarding Chicken Fried Steak Day.
A trip to the largest city in the south would be a wonderful way to celebrate. You can enjoy a delicious plate of chicken fried steak in a variety of Dallas, Houston and other major cities. It might be a good idea to try different restaurants on your trip to compare the quality of the chicken fried steak.
It might be fun to enjoy Texas while you are visiting. You can visit San Antonio’s Alamo, buy a Texas cowboy hat and get science vibes at Houston’s Space Center.