Delicious and tasty chicken fried steaks with a zesty Latin touch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 steaks
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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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  • In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs with the oregano, cumin, and salt and pepper. Beat eggs in another shallow dish. Dip each steak in beaten eggs, and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure to cover each steak well with the breadcrumb mixture.

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  • In a large, deep skillet, heat 1inch oil over medium high heat.

  • Place the steaks in the oil when it's hot (so that the breading will not stick to the pan). Cook steaks, turning once, until brown for well done and golden brown for medium. Serve with lemon slices.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

577 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 62.3g 20% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 120.9mg 40% DV; sodium 661.2mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This recipe is great. I love chicken friend steak but this is the first time I have ever attempted to make it myself. The spices in the breading mixture added a nice background taste but they were not over powering. The thing I really loved is the slight lemon flavor the garnish gave. We ended up topping ours with fresh squeezed lemon we liked it so much. The only thing I would change is the recipe made way too much breading mixture. I would cut that in half. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2005
Being Cuban I grew up on "bistec empanizado " but my family's recipe is slightly different from this one. I omit the cumin (which I am not fond of) and the oregano and substite garlic powder for those seasonings. I sprinkle the steaks liberally with lemon and garlic powder before cooking for best taste. This is the way my grandpa used to make them and it is the recipe I still swear by with white rice black beans fried plantains and yuca con mojo (cassava root salted and boiled and served with a warm dressing of olive oil lemon garlic and onion). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2005
Being Cuban I grew up on "bistec empanizado " but my family's recipe is slightly different from this one. I omit the cumin (which I am not fond of) and the oregano and substite garlic powder for those seasonings. I sprinkle the steaks liberally with lemon and garlic powder before cooking for best taste. This is the way my grandpa used to make them and it is the recipe I still swear by with white rice black beans fried plantains and yuca con mojo (cassava root salted and boiled and served with a warm dressing of olive oil lemon garlic and onion). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This recipe is great. I love chicken friend steak but this is the first time I have ever attempted to make it myself. The spices in the breading mixture added a nice background taste but they were not over powering. The thing I really loved is the slight lemon flavor the garnish gave. We ended up topping ours with fresh squeezed lemon we liked it so much. The only thing I would change is the recipe made way too much breading mixture. I would cut that in half. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
Love this recipe. My husband and I both love cuban food. This is wonderful. A little bland by itself however but to liven it up I added a topping of...can of diced tomatoes with (mild or reg) green chilies packet of Sazon seasoning some chopped onion minced garlic oregano and some corn starch to thicken. Makes a wonderful topping for the steak. Also served with yellow rice black beans and corn. Delicious meal! A hit everytime! Roxie Thanks so much for submitting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2011
I liked this! It was easy and tasty. I didn't use cumin and oregano I used garlic salt and lemon pepper b/c I didn't have an actual lemon and I wanted that flavor. Will definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2005
Found this recipe to be a wonderful update on an old comfort food.I chose a little healthier version by sauteing in olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
Classic Bistec Empanizado...long a family favorite around here! I love cumin but never thought about adding it to the bread crumbs...it adds a great touch. Goes great with white rice black beans and sweet plantains. A Must Try recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
So delicious and easy. Tasted great the next day too! I fried my steak in olive oil with fresh garlic. I also added some garlic powder and Mrs. Dash to my bread crumbs. Yumskers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
This was simple and very tasty. Knowing my family's taste for spice I generously added lemon pepper garlic powder and enough cayenne pepper to make a difference. The breading came out browned and crispy - add the lemon wedges and you've got happy taste buds:) Inspired by another reviewer I served this with black beans and fried bananas (I didn't have plantains) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2010
Even my picky eaters loved this dish! I made this with buttered noodles steamed asparagus and the Special Lemonade - the five of us can't wait to have it again! I did not change anything in the recipe! Read More
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