Tired of the same old chicken nuggets? Give these a try! Feel free to 'play' with the seasonings, but this is how my family likes them. Serve hot with barbeque sauce or salsa for dipping.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, beat together the egg and milk. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, mesquite seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Dip the steak pieces in the egg mixture, then place in the plastic bag, seal, and shake to coat.

  • In the hot oil, fry the coated steak pieces in small batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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

337 calories; 17.9 g protein; 24.8 g carbohydrates; 51.1 mg cholesterol; 563.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2009
This was very good and my whole family loved them! I added corn starch to the flour mixture and then let the steak sit for a few minutes before frying them. This helped the flour and seasoning stick to the meat while frying. A trick I learned watching TFN channel! Will definately have these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2009
I wasn't impressed. It definatly needs something to give it more flavor. When i dropped it into the oil all the flour and spices came right off. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2009
This was very good and my whole family loved them! I added corn starch to the flour mixture and then let the steak sit for a few minutes before frying them. This helped the flour and seasoning stick to the meat while frying. A trick I learned watching TFN channel! Will definately have these again! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2009
This was very good and my whole family loved them! I added corn starch to the flour mixture and then let the steak sit for a few minutes before frying them. This helped the flour and seasoning stick to the meat while frying. A trick I learned watching TFN channel! Will definately have these again! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2005
My family loved this recipe. It was very simple and quick to make and a fun finger food to eat especially for the kids. I deep fried these in my mini Daisy Deep Fryer (approx. 3 min. per batch) and they came out great. The prep time and the cooking time in the original recipe is overstated. I had these done from start to finish in less than 30 minutes so don't let the time needed to make this recipe scare you. I didn't change the seasonings recommended they were fine. Be sure to cut the meat into 1x1 inch pieces no larger because you want it to be like popcorn steak bites. Overall this is a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
awesome and different. Erie PA Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2009
I wasn't impressed. It definatly needs something to give it more flavor. When i dropped it into the oil all the flour and spices came right off. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2009
I thought that this was a good base for a recipe... I found that with any red meat that more egg=better hold on the spices and flour i also marinated the steak with a montreal steak rub for an hour before breading and frying... it did say feel free to "play" with the seasonings... over all a good recipe that i will try again and again till perfected... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2004
This was pretty good but just a bit too time consuming for me. I will just continue to make chicken fried steak out of the cube steak although a nice 'twist' for cube steak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2008
I really liked the spicy flavor of this! It wasn't too overpowering but had just the right kick. I used left over steaks from our BBQ last night and I used buttermilk instead of milk and egg because I found I did not have any egg. Thanks for the post! PS Also used a seasoned fry flour in place of the reg. flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2011
Ah yes another iteration of Finger Steaks as originated at Mylo's Torch Cafe in Boise back in the '50s. Use any cut of red meat you like I've had them with a LOT of different meats including fresh Bear and Cougar steak. As finger food for a game this makes just about enough for two guys. As a meal for maybe 4 servings you need about three lb of twice fried French fries on a platter with the meat mounded on top. I LOVE these. I usually let mine rest in the refrigerator for about an hour after breading and before frying. Season with whatever you like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
These were very easy! I added taco seasoning instead of mesquite. Also omitted the cayanne pepper. Next time will try with ranch seasoning. Read More
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