Idaho-Style Finger Steaks

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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!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 2 1/2 x 1/4 inch strips

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 cups canola oil for deep frying

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

826 Calories
35g Fat
80g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 826
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1588mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 717mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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