Tuesday, September 15, 2009

***** Yummy Fingersteaks *****

My family is a "meat & potatoes" kind of family. So I like to shake it up and make something different with the meat part every now and again. One dinner that I really like to make is fingersteaks! You can use a cheaper cut of steak and marinate them and they end up just as tender or even MORE tender than a more expensive cut of meat. When I make fingersteaks, I like to use ROUND STEAK. I went this morning to the local butcher and had them cut me 2.5 pounds of round steak. They vacuum pack them for me so they freeze well but I had no intention of freezing them today :-) The round steaks were $2.79/lb versus $4-6/lb for the more expensive cuts of steak.I brought it home and the first thing I did was trimmed the fat off around the edges. There wasn't much, however I really don't like to bite into any fat when I'm eating meat. The other thing I do to make it easy to trim the meat and cut it into strips is I use kitchen scissors! Cut the steak into approximately 1/2"-1" strips. Place them in a large bowl...

add to the meat:

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp garlic powder

3 Tbsp A-1 steak sauce

Sprinkle of Accent (optional)

Mix this all together and marinade meat for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours. Of course, the longer you marinade, the more tender your meat will be. During the day, turn the meat several times and make sure to keep it covered. You want to make sure that all the meat has an equal opportunity to be marinated :-)!

Place in a collander to drain. Shake in flour. I like to use a gallon-size ziploc with flour in it and add a few fingersteaks at a time and seal the bag then shake. Deep fry in oil until cooked. Place on a paper towel to soak up excess oil.

These are delicious. I like to serve them with scalloped potatoes and corn! This will serve a family of four with a good chance of left-overs and will cost approximately $10.50... Not a bad price for a good meal of steak and potatoes!

Happy Cooking!!



  1. What a great sounding recipe! I'll do it when I am up and around again. Should I call you Julie or Julia? Which butcher does the shrink wrap?

  2. Looks awesome, and i'm excited about your blog! I have TONS of top round steak, and I was just complaining to Jason the other night that I didn't know what to do with it all. I think i'll try this soon. Need to go buy me some worcestershire sauce. I don't know how to spell that. *lol* Can't wait for more posts.

  3. yummy iam going to keep up on this blog i need all the ideas i can get

  4. Deidra, it's so good to hear from you! I was thinking about calling you this morning. Just call me "Betty". ha ha ha. I go to Theurer's in Lewiston, you know the BIG BARN! I LOVE them. They are the butcher so there is no middle man. Their cost is always lower and the meat is FRESH!!! They shrink wrap almost everything!
    Hey Erica! Thanks for the comment! I have TONS of ways to use up your round steak so keep checking back. I'll work on posting more.
    And Kelley, I'm glad you checked it out! I will keep new ideas on here for you everyday!
    Thanks guys!!! You all just put a smile on my face! (much needed this morning :-))


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