Raise your hand if you have never heard of pork cube steak! Me, neither. I have seen cube steak before so I presumed that all cube steak was beef cube steak. A cube steak is simply a tougher cut of meat that has been tenderized - either using a mallet or using a mechanical tenderizer. When you first look at it, it almost looks like it is ground. But it's not... Those funny marks are from the tenderizer.
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I first heard of Chicken Fried Steak when I was in college visiting one of my good friends in Colorado. We would drive through these beautiful small towns along the Yampa River and discuss important things like the DOW reaching 10000 and our favorite foods. She could not believe I had never heard of Chicken Fried Steak. She tried to explain it to me but I was totally confused. To be honest, at that point in my life, I had never had fried chicken, so trying to explain Chicken Fried Steak to a girl who has never even had fried chicken was a challenge in and of itself. Fast forward ten + years and I have finally had fried chicken. Still had not had chicken fried steak ... until now. Even though this is a pork cube steak and not a beef cube steak, I am going to check "Eat Chicken Fried Steak" off my bucket list. I can't believe I waited this long to give it a try!