Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. Beat together the egg, buttermilk, grill seasoning, and 1/2 cup of flour in a large bowl until smooth. Add the beef, and toss until well coated. Cover with plastic wrap, and place into the refrigerator to marinate at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Sift 2 1/2 cups flour with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper into a large bowl. Remove steak strips from buttermilk batter and allow excess to drip off. Dredge each piece with seasoned flour and place onto a baking sheet. Place in the freezer and freeze until firm, 1 hour to overnight.
  • 3. Heat oil to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a deep fryer or cast iron skillet.
  • 4. Drop a few frozen steak pieces into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on the outside, about 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the frying oil, and do not allow the steak strips to thaw before they are fried. Once golden brown, remove to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

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  • chefloren 1 year ago
    Finger steaks are purported to have been first served in a restaurant setting at Boise, Idaho’s “Milo’s Torch Lounge” (aka The Torch) in 1957. Milo Bybee claimed to have invented finger steaks while wondering what to do with leftover tenderloin scraps when he was working as a butcher for the U.S. Forest Service in McCall. Bybee went to work as a chef at the Torch in 1946. Others claim that Milo himself did not invent the recipe but that it was passed onto him by the original owners of The Torch. Either way, Finger Steaks are somewhat of a local specialty in Boise with many different homemade varieties.

    Their legendary origin is so closely tied to Idaho that one suggestion for the Idaho state quarter design was to “do something with the fact that Idaho is the home of finger steaks,” submitted to the state arts commission on a napkin.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    OMG.....Wait till I tell my husband about deep fried steak....Great post and on the menu soon!!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Great idea!
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    " It was excellent "
    hooksc ate it and said...
    We opened up a wings restaurant 5 weeks ago, and this looks like something that could end up on the menu. Considering my title is dessert manager/mad scientist, the fried beef is right on target. Thanks for sharing!!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    I have never had these but they sound delicous...printing out right now... five forks
    peeta
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    We have a small bistro in our town and they make this as an appetizer - a huge plate that 2 people have trouble eating by themselves. I love it but I have to have blue cheese dressing, please!
    Wonderful post and high 5!
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