Convoluted much? Nah - I got this idea of making a steak fritter and thought out all the parameters and yet...
It didn't quite work out.
The taste was OK, the appearance, not so much.
I was looking for kind of a chicken fried steak thingy, but got a batter dipped steak instead.
Here's how I did it.
I found some thin cut eye of round steaks at the grocery store and pounded them out a little with my handy dandy meat mallet. (great way to get out frustrations as well)
I then took a page out of my Chinese cookbook and dusted them with cornstarch.
1 cup self rising flour
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup water
I dipped the cornstarch dusted steaks into the batter and fried them in a little oil. I think the batter could have been improved with the addition of some cornstarch, which I will try in the future.
I served them with some oven baked french fries and some chicken nuggets I had in the freezer.
The chicken nuggets were my back up plan, just in case.