Bachelor Cooking: Panko Fried Steak

Welcome to another episode of Chuck Miller’s “Bachelor Cooking,” where I show you tasty and nutritious meals that can be cooked for a single serving.  Or as Steve Barnes might call it, “Who is this Chuck Miller person and why is he trying to poison the Capital District with these recipes?”

So here’s the deal.  You want something to fill you up on a weeknight, with a minimum of prep time and a maximum of tastiness.  To that, I bring you my recipe for Panko Fried Steak.  Yum.

Ingredients are simple.

  • One filet of cube steak
  • Kosher salt (Always use Kosher salt in your meals)
  • Two eggs
  • Panko-flavored bread crumbs (I use 4C’s chipotle-flavored crumbs)
  • Vegetable oil

Take the two eggs and break them open into a bowl.  Mix together until blended.

Pour the bread crumbs into a separate plate.

Rub the Kosher salt into the cube steak.  Then dip the cube steak into the blended eggs until the steak is nicely coated.

Then transfer the steak to the bread crumb plate.  Dip and coat the cube steak with the breadcrumbs.  Make sure to coat both sides.

Bring the cube steak back to the egg mixture and give it another dip.

Then back to the breadcrumbs.  Make sure that steak is nicely coated.

Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan.  Allow enough to just cover the steak.  Cook on medium heat.

Slowly place the cube steak into the vegetable oil.  Don’t throw the steak in.  You don’t want hot oil splashing all over you.  That’s not fun.

Fry for three minutes on each side.

Okay, while this is cooking, you need some veggies for your meal.  Luckily, most grocery stores have “steam-and serve” vegetable medleys available.  Toss a bag of steam-and-serve beans and carrots into the microwave.

Ooh, look.  Panko fried steak is done.  Place it on a plate.  And just in time, the microwave bell went ding.

And here it is, nicely plated and ready to serve.

Panko Fried Steak with green beans and carrots.

Ah, another delicious meal for one … bachelor cooking at its best. 😀