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My favorite dinner to eat and cook

on January 14, 2012

Tonight’s dinner is one of my favorites.  The meat recipe  for this dinner was created awhile ago as an experiment and is now one of our favorite ways to cook a slightly chewier cut of meat.  I also mentioned in an earlier post, one of the way we have found to save money is to learn to cook our favorite foods.  My favorite food is french fries and I love our homemade fries more than any fast food or restaurant.

The Meat:

  1. Cut any kind of red meat into very thin slices
  2. In a bowl, crack 1 egg and add just a little milk or water, then mix it up with a fork
  3. Add meat to egg bowl and stir until all the meat is coated.
  4. In a zip-lock bag combine about 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 cup flour, salt, pepper, garlic salt, Montreal steak seasoning, and oregano
  5. Add meat to bag and shake until all the pieces are well coated.
  6. In a skillet heat vegetable oil (just enough to coat the pan) until it sizzles when you spash water on it
  7. Add the meat and you will just brown it on both sides.  Since you sliced it very thin it takes no time to cook, and doesn’t get chewy!

French Fries:

  1. Cut potatoes (1 per person) into fry-shaped slices.  We like ours thin, but you can cut them however you like.
  2. Add to deep fryer (this is the only possible way to make them super yummy in my opinion)
  3. Cook until golden brown
  4. Turn out onto a plate with a paper towel
  5. In a bowl combine: salt, pepper, old bay, garlic salt, and paprika in about equal proportions
  6. Sprinkle spice mix over fries.

The time: I lost track since Tommy woke up in the middle and I fed him.  The longest part is the cutting of the meat and potatoes, so if you plan ahead you could do that part and store it in the fridge till you are ready to cook.  The fries actually turn out better if you let them freeze after you cut them, before you cook them.

The cost: The meat was free for us since we used deer meat, and potatoes are super cheap.  The only real cost was the bag of salad for $1.39

 

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2 responses to “My favorite dinner to eat and cook

  1. […] Fried Deer, French Fries, and Broccoli […]

  2. […] casserole, but we actually ate it last week so we will push that back a few days.  Instead we ate fried deer, french fries and salad.  Tonight was supposed to be chicken fettuccine but Zack didn’t feel like eating it, so we […]

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