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Yummy, highly seasoned steak nuggets, deep fried and served with Ranch dressing -- just like in the fast food joints in Idaho in the '70's! I missed these so much that I kept playing with the ingredients until I finally came up with this perfect re-creation of the real thing. A taste of the old times when we didn't know how bad deep frying was for us! Serve with ranch dressing, or your favorite bbq sauce, steak sauce, or blue cheese dressing!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Heat oil to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a deep fryer or cast iron skillet.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

826 calories; protein 43.7g; carbohydrates 80.1g; fat 35.4g; cholesterol 142.2mg; sodium 1588.3mg. Full Nutrition
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