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As a child, I always wondered where the chicken was in a chicken fried steak! I knew it was steak but didn't know where the chicken part was. Ohh the innocence of childhood. Growing up in Texas, chicken fried steak ruled the menu, whether it was made at home by my mom or grandmother or going out to Bonanza Sirloin Pit or Western Sizzlin, a good chicken fried steak always hit the spot and it still does.

According to TasteAtlas, Texas is the place to go when you want a fantastic chicken fried steak because twelve of the top fifteen spots for this staple meal in the world are found in the Lone Star State. Austin has three restaurants landing in the top twelve!

It's hard to imagine that anyone hasn't heard of or eaten a chicken fried steak. The chicken fried steak got its name because of how it's prepared, breaded, and fried just like chicken is. It's usually accompanied by mashed potatoes, cream gravy, and maybe some green beans. On a writer's note, I prefer my cream gravy on the side so that the crispiness remains on my chicken fried steak. I'll sometimes ask for a slice of bread to accompany my leftover gravy.

A chicken fried steak has simple ingredients:

  • thin cut of beef
  • flour
  • vegetable oil
  • black pepper
  • milk

That's all you really need to make your own chicken fried steak. Besides your own or your grandmother's, where is the best chicken fried steak served in East Texas? Chat with us on your Mix 93-1 mobile app to give us your opinion and be a part of the conversation.

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If you're looking for someone to make you a really, really good chicken fried steak, you should plan a quick trip to one of these twelve locations throughout Texas, according to TasteAtlas. To see the ranking of which one is the best, just drop on over to TasteAtlas

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