Thursday, July 13, 2006
yah-hoo!! i've still got it!
i'm touchy about chicken fried steak. for years, my friend carlton used to take me to a restaurant on 6th street in austin (long gone, now) called beans for 2 for 1 chicken fried steak night every tuesday. later, i had to make chicken fried steak for a living for what felt like an eternity, at another restaurant further down 6th street called headliner's east. God knows i can make that cream gravy blindfolded, from scratch. God knows i can.
well. they say that nothing learned is ever wasted -- and they were right. all that time spent over that greasy stove making tex-mex specialties wasn't lost at all. i remember everything. there's a file in my head and every recipie i love is in it. ultimately, it's nice to know that i'm the one my texas buddies turn to, when it's time to really eat at home.
...and yes, this particular meal was as delicious as it looks!