American specialty: chicken fried steak

Known as a guilty pleasure if there ever was one, chicken fried steak was conceived with the intention of complementing traditional American dishes such as mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas.

It is similar to the Weiner Schnitzel, which was introduced to Texas by immigrants from Austria and Germany. 

These immigrants altered their recipe for veal to utilize the abundant beef that can be found in Texas. There is a slab of tenderized steak that is coated in seasoned flour and then pan-fried.

While the town of Lamesa, located on the plains of South Texas, is claiming to be the origin of the dish, John "White Gravy" Neutzling, who lives in the cowboy town of Bandera in the state of Texas

asserted that he was the one who came up with the idea. Have you given it any thought, or do you just want to pour some of that spicy white gravy on top and dive in?

Chicken fried steak, the ultimate guilty pleasure, was designed to accompany American staples like black-eyed peas and mashed potatoes.

This pan-fried steak dish is similar to the Weiner Schnitzel that the German and Austrian immigrants who settled in Texas made, substituting the abundant meat

The municipality of Bandera in Lone Star State, known as John "White Gravy" Neutzling, insisted on being the one who originated the dish, while Lamesa in South Texas, known for its cattle ranching, claimed to be its birthplace.