Cube Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

July 16, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Posted in BEEF, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cube Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

 
This morning I started off with Ham and Scrambled Egg on a Healthy Choice Whole Grain English Muffin. Along Cube Steak Sandwich w Baked Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 003with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After breakfast got a couple of loads of laundry done for Mom. Outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned around the house. We have a wooden ramp leading into the kitchen door and under the ramp we have a Mama Rabbit with 5 little ones, they peek out from time to time. After cleaning had some free time and got the 4 wheel cart out to enjoy another beautiful day out there again. Very hot weather moving in though with high humidity, 3 or more days where the highs will be mid 90’s and the heat index well over 100 degrees. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cube Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Roasted Fingerling Potatoes.

 

 

I used my absolute favorite Cubed Steak, Meijer Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two, it’s the best Cubed Steak I have ever found or had. It’s about the only Beef I ever have, normally I have Buffalo, Fish, Chicken, or Pork. They’re good size patties so I was able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out 1 pattie. To prepare them I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then rolled them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. Served it on a Kroger Lite Wheat Hamburger Bun and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy.

 
For a side I had some Fingerling Potatoes left so I used them tonight, prepared Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started Sweet Asian Wings fingerling fries 001by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s). For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 
Cube Steak

Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or Cubed Steak Sandwich Beef 002use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.
In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

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