I made this for dinner last night, and it's a treat in a comfy sort of way. Nothing fancy, just good eatin'
Country Fried Steak
1 largish round steak, cut about 3/4" thick
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk
Take the steak and pound it thoroughly with your meat hammer. Put in a bag with the flour, salt, and pepper, and shake well.
Meanwhile, heat the 1/4 cup vegetable oil until hot in a cast iron skillet
Gently lay the coated meat in the heated oil. Brown meat on both sides, and add 2 tablespoons water.
Cover the skillet, reduce heat to very low, and allow to cook for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover the last 15 minutes to crisp up the coating. Remove steak from skillet and keep warm.
Add 1/4 cup flour to the drippings in the skillet, and stir until lightly browned. Add milk, all at once and stir constantly until boiling. Use medium heat. Boil and stir for an additional 1-2 minutes and remove from heat. Correct seasoning.
Serve gravy over the steak along with some mashed potatoes on the side. Add some cooked green beans as a veggie, and you're set for a comfort meal extraordinaire.