Monday, August 8, 2016
Sulphur, OK Edition: Springs at the Artesian
So, I knew I needed to get some chicken fried steak in Oklahoma before I left. Chicken fried steak is a thing in Oklahoma, and I was able to find it right in the conference hotel: Springs at the Artesian.
The menu listed "Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken Beef cutlet or chicken breast lightly breaded and fried. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, bacon country gravy and honey glazed carrots. $15"
The steak had a few grisly parts that I wasn't expecting, and the fried batter is REALLY fried - a little too greasy. But it's all covered in that white gravy that really gives masks the flavor of everything else. The carrots on the side were a bit undercooked, though they had a good flavor. The garlic mashed potatoes a bit cold, but again, good flavor. My side of macaroni and cheese was good.
So, I think I like chicken fried steak in general, though this cut of steak wasn't the best, and the batter didn't have a ton of flavor, just grease - more seasoning would've put it over the top. But, I guess you derive most of the flavor from that gravy.
But, it was still tasty. Carrots and potatoes had good flavor, even if not executed great. And the mac was good. Overall, heavy, greasy, over-the-top. But not bad.