Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Fried Cube Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Fried Cube Steak)  

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup lime or sour orange
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 fresh garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 Tbs Adobo seasoning
  • 4 cube steaks
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 sleeve of unsalted or lightly salted soda crackers
  • Vegetable oil

Combine onion, garlic, juice, vinegar, Adobo and olive oil in bowl and whisk together.  Sprinkle the steaks with salt, place steaks in marinade giving them a good rub, marinate overnight.

Place crackers into a food processor and pulse until finely ground.  Put enough vegetable oil in a skillet to rise 1/4-inch up the sides of the pan and turn on the heat to medium low. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl, spread cracker meal in plate, dredge steak in eggs and then in cracker meal until completely coated on both sides.  Fry in skillet until steak is golden brown and well done.

Drain in paper towel lined plate and serve.

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