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Idaho Finger Steak & Fries

It's what goes with the fries that's true Idahoan. Finger steaks! Finger steaks are strips that are breaded and deep fried. They have been referred to as the Southern Idaho gems! The batter ranges from tempura like to lightly floured and there is some version of these "gems" served in about every pub in the state!

Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, idaho
Keyword: beef, deep fried, french fries, fries, Idaho, potatoes, snack, steak
Servings: 4 people
Author: HelenFern
Steak Fingers
  • 2 pounds flat iron steak (you can also use rib eye or sirloin)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup classic cocktail sauce
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  1. Start by preparing the potatoes. Cut them into strips that are as even with each other as possible. Put them in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, then drain and place on paper towels to dry.

  2. In the mean time, cut the steak into finger sized strips. Mix the salt, garlic, pepper and flour together. Lightly coat the steak strips with the mixture.

  3. Beat together the egg and cream.

  4. Dip the steak strips into the mixture and then back into the flour. Let it dry while the oil heats.

  5. Heat the oil in deep fryer to 375°. Gently lower the strips into the hot oil in a single layer.

  6. Cook until the outside is golden, but the beef is still light pink. Drain on paper towels. Continue until all the steak is done. Keep warm in a low oven.

  7. Next cook the fries in the deep fryer until the potatoes are golden and crunchy. Drain on paper towels and add salt to taste.

  8. Serve hot with classic cocktail sauce and a beer!

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