Bill Engvall Cooks Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed New Potatoes


Chicken Fried Steak


  • 1 tenderized round steak, cut into serving size pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg (optional)**


  1. First, tenderize the steak by hammering it.
  2. Season flour with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in paper or ziploc bag.
  4. If using egg, beat and add to milk in a shallow bowl.
  5. Put meat in bag with flour and shake to coat.
  6. Take out and dip into milk on both sides.
  7. Return to flour and shake to coat again.
  8. Fry in skillet with ¼-½ inch of heated oil until browned, turning to brown both sides evenly.

TIP: Using the egg will create a thicker batter. Omit the egg if you prefer a thinner batter.

Bill's Mashed New Potatoes


  • 2 pounds new potatoes
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ unsalted butter, cut into pads
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Boil new potatoes until a fork inserted in them tells you they are soft.
  2. Place in large bowl and add butter, milk, salt, white pepper and sometimes some sour cream.
  3. Mash with an old-fashioned potato masher until somewhat smooth. (They won't ever really be smooth because of the skin and there will always be some potato lumps as well, but not too big.)
  4. If they are too dry, add more milk or butter!

Green Beans


  • 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 4 ounces fatback
  • Salt and pepper to taste (or other seasoning)


  1. Snap (or cut) the ends off the beans.
  2. Place in large saucepan with water, a big hunk of fatback and salt/pepper or other seasoning to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil and cover.
  4. Turn down heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
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