Monday, May 17, 2010

Mennonite Monday - Mock Chicken Fried Steak

Mennonite Monday started because I wanted to make recipes from the Bethesda Mennonite Church Cookbooks (both the yellow and the white cookbook for those of you who own them). I also wanted to take pictures of each recipe that I made, so I would know for future reference what the recipe should look like. I am by no means a great cook, but I think it will be fun to try new and different recipes each week. Not all of these recipes are for ethnic Mennonite food, but the women from Henderson know how to cook, so I can safely say that these recipes will be good. Check back each Monday for a new recipe and feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite recipe from these cookbooks, or if you have some tips on what I should make and how I should make it.
This week we have the winner from last weeks poll, Mock Chicken Fried Steak (pg 142W).  The nice thing about this recipe, is the fact that you could make your patties ahead of time, keep them in the refrigerator and fry them when you are ready.  This recipe received the "make again" approval from Mike, so I hope you enjoy it too.

Mock Chicken Fried Steak
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbl chopped onion
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix above ingredients and shape into patties 1/2" thick.  Coat with more crackers crumbs and brown in 2 Tbl hot oil - about 3 minutes on each side.

 Beaten Egg

Bread crumbs


Chopped onion. I used dried minced onion, because it is simple and quicker.

Chili powder


Worcestershire sauce

I mixed everything together by hand.

I made patties in a few different sizes.

Rolled them in the break crumbs

I made 8 patties.  Make sure you remember that the patties will shrink when you fry them, so make the patties accordingly.

I was glad that the recipe said to only use 2 Tbl of oil, because I would have been inclined to use much more oil.

After flipping, after the first 3 minutes.
The finished product.


  1. I've used this recipe for several years, a life saver for any procrastinators out there :) I think the chili powder is what makes these sooo yummy! Sandra

  2. Thanks for this recipe!