Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Homemade Steak Biscuits

This breakfast all started with scraps.

One of the ways we try to save money is buying subprimal cuts of meat like pork loins, whole ribeyes, or beef tenderloins and cutting them myself down into retail cuts like pork chops, ribeye steaks, and beef roasts. Then Alexis vacuum seals the cuts, labels them and freezes them for use over the next 1 to 2 months.

But you will end up with some scraps. You can't just throw them all away, some have pieces of usable meat. Your best friend is the meat mallet, one with a flat edge and a torturous looking serrated edge. Pound the lean pieces with the flat edge and the fattier pieces with the serrated edge to tenderize and break up the connective tissue. A jaccard would come in handy if I had one.

So what to do with a plateful of thin ribeye steak? Normally, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches but Alexis decided to try her hand at making steak biscuits.

First she made the biscuit dough using 2 1/4 cup of Bisquick and 1 cup of Cruze Farms Buttermilk. She rolled out the dough and cut it into biscuits, letting them sit for about an hour.

The she baked them for 8-10 minutes at 450f, until they were golden brown.

While that was going on, she seasoned the steak with salt, pepper and a touch of Tiger seasoning that Larry got me to try.

Waiting for the cast iron pan to get preheated over medium high heat, she set up her stations of self rising flour seasoned with salt and pepper and an egg wash (4 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk).

For the frying, Alexis had about 1/4" of safflower oil (any high heat oil will do except maybe Havoline 5W-30). She dipped the steak in the flour, then the egg wash, and back into the flour. They fried very quickly, probably only 2-3 minutes per side.

She removed them to a cooling rack over paper towels to let any grease drain.

I have been ruined, I don't think I can ever eat a steak biscuit at Hardee's ever again after having these light, delicious bundles of Southern goodness.

What do you mean I didn't help make this breakfast? I helped....I took pictures and got in the way :)

26 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious! I could go for one of them right now. :)

    Jenn

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  2. Get out! Next your going to announce franchise options on Steak Biscuits N BBQ , I'll take three! Biscuits of course! Oh wait I already announced some weight loss was going on over hear, well, extra push pulls on that thinga magigy I did today!

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  3. Oh you have been seriously spoiled. Homemade steak bisquits. WOW!

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  4. Sounds and looks amazing! I am gaining weight just thinking about it! When I am feeling like something southern and fried next, this is what I will be making. I can't wait!

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  5. Alexis made some lovely biscuits Chris. I would never stoop to buying a biscuit at Hardee's if I knew I could have these at home.

    I'll have to ask Larry about Tiger seasonings. It sounds interesting.

    See y'all Saturday.
    Sam

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  6. those biscuits look perfect! Now I want a steak biscuit for dinner....

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  7. Some people have all the luck and great breafast!!!!!!!!

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  8. MMMMMMMMM! Yummmy fried goodness that is the southern fried steak biscuit!

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  9. I love this recipe! So easy and tasty! We don't have a Hardee's in our town so I have never tried a steak biscuit. Thanks to your recipe, now I can!

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  10. Looking very tasty and homestyle good. And I'm glad to see you helping out with breakfast . . . excellent job there.

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  11. Oh man, those look fantastic! Do you deliver? :)
    I'll be filing this away to use later. Thanks!

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  12. I remember the first time I had a steak biscuit at Hardee's I fell in love with them! I liked mine with a bit of yellow mustard on it oddly enough - I have no idea how that started - but once I tried it, it fit.

    Great idea with the meat scraps and mighty fine breakfast there.

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  13. Getting in the way is a key part of cooking. You're just keeping her on her toes...trying to preserve her mental acuity. :P

    What an awesome dish. I've never had chicken-fried steak on a biscuit before. Or chicken-fried steak at all ever. But that's obviously a mistake.

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  14. They look and sound outstanding - we've never made them and like you we always have the same scraps when we buy the big cuts. This will be a definite for the next time, if I can wait that long.

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  15. I'm in the northern edge of the sausage biscuit belt here. These look vastly superior!

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  16. Biscuits (Northerner) aren't my first love, but home made is always better!

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  17. I've actually never thought about making steak biscuits before - delicious! Wouldn't it be fun to dip those steak biscuits in some gravy? Sounds like some sinful decadence:)

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  18. This I call a hearty breakfast - just heavenly biscuits! I need them for tomorrow :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  19. Now you have me craving biscuits! That looks fantastic.Must…navigate…away….

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  20. hello there :)
    miss visiting your page! I met you through food blog and went on vacation for a month and a half. its great to visit your site again :)

    jen from www.passion4food.ca

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  21. OMG, these look so tasty! I would have to make gravy for the guys, but I'd take mine naked.

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  22. My guys are going to absolutely freak!

    I've never heard about letting the biscuits rise, is that just something you do for Bisquick?

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  23. YES! That looks like it may have come from Chik-Fil-A (but without the chicken). So professional! You need to open a resto and sell only steak biscuits.

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  24. Alex's steak biscuits sound and look amazing. These would have been delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  25. You are killing me! What I would give for one of these beauties right now. YUM!

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  26. These look crazy good! My Dad would love these for Father's Day breakfast!

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