A Steak Fingers Recipe featuring strips of cube steak coated in a flavorful dredge and dropped in sizzling oil until they've achieved crunchy, golden beefy perfection!
Cut each steak into 3 strips, about 1 ¼” wide, and set aside until ready to use.
Have a dredging station ready with three rimmed trays or pie dishes. In the first tray whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and a ½ teaspoon of pepper. In the second try, combine milk and eggs. For the third tray, whisk together 1 cup flour, cracker crumbs, 1 ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper.
Add canola oil to a large frying pan, Dutch oven, or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and allow to come to temperature. The oil should be between 350°- 375°.
Next to the skillet, have ready a rimmed baking sheet, lined with paper towels. Place a cooling rack atop the paper towels if you do not want the bottom of your steak fingers to get soggy.
In the meantime, dredge each piece of steak in the flour mixture, then the egg wash, followed by the flour-cracker mixture. Make sure to coat both sides of the steak strips thoroughly and evenly across each station.
Add the steak fingers to the oil in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the skillet. Cook for 3 ½ minutes, turn and cook for an additional 3 minutes on the other side.