Seasoned Cube Steak with Onion Jam

I’ve never cooked a cube steak.  Until the other day.  We don’t eat a lot of red meat and I don’t cook a lot of steak – because both KB and I like it barbecued, and normally, he likes to be the one to barbecue.  But the other day I was inspired by a show I saw on Food Network – Food Court Wars, in which one of the restaurants that was competing had a concept based around gravy and chicken fried steak.  Now chicken fried steak is not really appealing to me, but I saw a package of cube steak in the grocery store that afternoon and on a whim, decided to get it.

I decided to make a cube steak with seasoned flour and serve it with an onion jam (instead of a gravy).  It turned out delicious!

Start by making the onion jam since it takes the longest.  In a frying pan, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter with 2 Tablespoons olive oil.

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Add the sliced onion, salt, pepper, and sugar.

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Cook over medium-low heat until onions are carmelized.

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Meanwhile, season your flour.

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Dredge your cube steak in the flour.

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Place steak in a hot frying pan with oil and butter.

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Cook on each side for about 4 minutes.

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Serve with the onion jam.

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Recipe:
Onion Jam:
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large sliced vidalia onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar

Seasoned Cube Steak:
4 medium sized cube steaks
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (can omit if you like less heat)
1 teaspoon dried parsley

Start by making the onion jam.  In a frying pan, melt butter and olive oil.  Add the onions, salt, pepper and sugar.  Cook over medium-low heat until onions become carmelized.  Make your seasoned flour.  Mix all ingredients except steak in a bowl.  Dredge the steak in the seasoned flour and place into a hot frying pan with olive oil and butter.  Cook on each side for about 4 minutes until the desired amount of done-ness.  Serve with the onion jam.

Enjoy!
Caroline