This recipe was given to me many years ago and is alleged to be the original recipe from a cafe in Boise, Idaho: the purported home of the finger steak. I ate there many times in the 70's and this recipe seems authentic. I always omit the salt as it seems way too salty for me and everyone to whom I passed it along agrees with me, but I included it as that's the way it was given to me. Try dipping in cocktail or fry sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the milk, thyme, marjoram, salt, seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Stir in the flour gradually until the mixture reaches a thick, batter-like consistency. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Preheat the oil in a large pot to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Completely coat each piece of beef in the batter and gently place into the hot oil. Lie them into the oil individually to keep them from sticking together. Cook in small batches of 4 to 8 pieces until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Allow the oil to return to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) between batches.

Nutrition Facts

747.9 calories; 41.5 g protein; 44.3 g carbohydrates; 120.4 mg cholesterol; 1431.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
My husband grew up in Boise and every time we visit we had to go to the Torch Cafe for finger steaks. He says these are the ones! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2013
As daughter of Mylo,owner of the Torch Cafe 1959-1982 It upsets my family when we see people giving out a recipe and saying it is my father's Original Finger Steak recipe. I would like to let all my fellow Allrecipe forums members know that it is not his Original recipe. My family are the only possessors of my dad's recipe and yes, he was the creator of the original. My Dad created them for his own restaurant in Winslow Arizona before WWII.After serving in the army in WWII he returned to Idaho. Mylo's Original Finger Steaks appeared on the front of the Menu's in "59" when Dad was owner of the Torch & until Torch was sold 82 then again in Yuma until 1984 at his 3rd Restaurant before his death. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2013
As daughter of Mylo,owner of the Torch Cafe 1959-1982 It upsets my family when we see people giving out a recipe and saying it is my father's Original Finger Steak recipe. I would like to let all my fellow Allrecipe forums members know that it is not his Original recipe. My family are the only possessors of my dad's recipe and yes, he was the creator of the original. My Dad created them for his own restaurant in Winslow Arizona before WWII.After serving in the army in WWII he returned to Idaho. Mylo's Original Finger Steaks appeared on the front of the Menu's in "59" when Dad was owner of the Torch & until Torch was sold 82 then again in Yuma until 1984 at his 3rd Restaurant before his death. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
My husband grew up in Boise and every time we visit we had to go to the Torch Cafe for finger steaks. He says these are the ones! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2010
i use cube steaks and i also add 1 tbs of garlic powder. that really kicks them up a few notches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
These are the best.......I use 1/2 cornmeal and 1/2 flour and they turn out perfect....I have also used pork instead of beef.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
My husband and I just didn't care for the taste. Also we never heavily salt our food or eat very many processed type foods that tend to have a lot of added salt/sodium and so the salt content here was just too much. At first I thought that was why we didn't like the recipe so after I cooked the first few fingersteaks I remade the batter using much less salt but then found the herbs to be too prominent. Just not our cup of tea. I did think the batter was a very good texture though. It clung well to the meat and crisped up nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2010
I made this last night with the Blooming Onion and Daddy's fried corn and onions and everyone liked it. I even used some of the onion dip to dip these fingers in. Very good thanks for the recipe! BTW I didn't change a thing only lessened the ingredients becuase I only had a 2-3 lb. top round steak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2011
Oh my ridiculously good! We didn't season our meat or anything before and these were some of the best that we've EVER had. My husband grew up in Idaho and his family has made finger steaks all growing up and he couldn't stop eating these. One trick: tenderize the steak before battering them-- it makes them soak up the seasonings a little better from the batter and it makes them well tender. Also you could probably cut back to about 1/2 of the salt or seasoning salt-- one or the other. I also followed some other's advice and made the sauce for the blooming onion... WOW! We'll definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
I lived in Boise in the early '70s and ate at the torch many times. There was a drive-through restaurant that also had decent finger steaks. But I can not remember the name. Thanks for this recipe. I will be making it soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
I've been looking for Milo's Finger Steak recipe. Read More
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