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23 February 2013: Comfort me with Country Style Steak

February 23, 2013

Tags: Country Style Steak, Grillades, Beef Collops, Historical Southern Cooking, Historical American Cooking

Country Style Steak, served in the Lowcountry way on a fluffy bed of rice
When the weather turns cold and damp, as it has this week, or simply when we just need comforting, nothing answers in my household like this simple but deeply satisfying dish of tenderized round steak slow-simmered in an aromatic gravy. Originally called beef “collops” (the old English word for sliced meat), this dish goes back at least to the mid-eighteenth century, and as its contemporary name suggests, has long been a staple of farm kitchens all across the South. (more…)