Monday, April 27, 2015

Chicken Fried HAMBURGER! Seriously

When you wake up and it is 
27 DEGREES outside it still feels like winter.
Winter calls for 
"warm-your-bones" food.
This is what Midwesterners
like to refer to as
Mostly because it will put you at
coronary risk...
don't say I didn't warn you. 
Now- If you are looking 
please run away from here as fast as your
bony little butt will take you.
This is none of those!

I had SOME hamburger but not enough 
to feed two kids and two adults-
and-I did need to use it up.
Isn't raw hamburger kind of gross to look at?

So...I thought- if you can make chicken fried STEAK
why can't you make 
Guess what?

I had about 2/3 pound of hamburger.
I added 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese,
and 1/3 cup of the Shake & Bake crumbs.
Mixed it all together with my hands 
(yes my hands)
then formed patties that were less than 1/2" thick.
Is 3/8" of an inch too calculated?

Then I turned them once in the flour,
then put them in the beaten egg,
then put them into the 
Shake & Bake mixture.
Lined up and waiting-
Then I cooked them in medium hot oil 
for about 2 minutes per side.
They were delicious.
And while EVERYONE ELSE likes theirs
with a bit of gravy,
I like mine with KETCHUP.
It tastes like a cutlet that way (to me).

Listen-ALWAYS eat before you go shopping.
Otherwise you will be posting a sign like this one.
Have a Happy Monday!
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  1. Hmmmmmmmm! I suppose there are times we just got to use what we have! That's a good thing!
    We had grill hamburgers last night.
    Happy Monday to you too,Diana!

  2. Diana, I think Teddy would love that so much. I have had to come up with many ways to stretch a pound of hamburger to feed my family. It's a good meal if kids will eat it. You are right, if you go grocery shopping while spend more and buy things you normally would not. Hope your Monday warms up. Our IndyStar shows the weather outlook for the week and it should be warming up a few degrees everyday. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. WHAT??? 27 degrees? in april?
    but then we had 90 degrees the other day... in APRIL! not summer. but spring. good grief. weird everywhere.
    a yummy idea. i'll try it with flax flour!
    and aisle 4?
    my belly laugh for this morning! LOLOLOL!

  4. Happy Monday to you too. Just loving that comfort food!

  5. Well, as you can probably guess, here in Texas, we like chicken fried ANYTHING! Lol! This looks so good! And yep, I've learned my lesson about going shopping on an empty stomach. I think I ate one bite of several extra things I bought, then the rest went to waste. :)

  6. Gosh, it has been a return to winter, hasn't it? I feel like baking every single day. My backside is beginning to look like aisle 4! =D

  7. I learned something new today! I have never eaten country fried hamburger. It looks good actually! True comfort food at its best. Yes, I can relate to coming home with way too much junk if I go shopping while hungry.

  8. Looks delicious. Near record lows here tonight. Ugh.
    Have a great day! :)

  9. It's cold here, too. I miss my barbecue food!

  10. Looks delicious! Had to laugh about grocery shopping when hungry! So true!! Then the budget is usually thrown to the wayside too ;-) Have a fabulous day!


  11. It is cool and rainy here in New Mexico today, I want my warm weather! I'll have to try your chicken fried hamburger, it looks yummy! hugs....

  12. Bwahahaha! slay me with your sense of humor.
    I don't think I've ever used hamburger to make this yummie meal...
    My thoughts on it? I love heart warming food. But more importantly...and I just can't help myself, but Why did you not address the "Pork" Shake'n Bake? on your all beef patties? It is extrememly clever of you to use this up... and sneak it past your family.
    I'm question your morals now.

  13. I've never done this with hamburger, but what a great idea. I bet is was DELICIOUS!!! Sure hope your weather warms up. Its been chilly here . . . but not 27 degrees! Blessings my friend!

  14. So cool! It would probably be better than chicken fried steak - because you wouldn't have to have a knife. It would be tender enough to eat with a fork. I am going to have to try that.

  15. Yum!! I want some of that! Love the poster! Have a great week, Diana.

  16. Diana,
    Interesting! But I don't eat Beef, maybe turkey burger would work. I love your aisle 4 statement, has happened to me!
    Have a wonderful day.

  17. It looks delicious, Diana! Yes, not a good plan to go grocery shopping if one is hungry! I manage to buy out the store even when I'm not.:-) xo Nellie

  18. How funny, that is what we call chicken fried steak! I honestly don't know if I have ever had a true chicken fried steak now...but I think I know what I am making for dinner tonight! Have a great week!


  19. It's been cold around here too. :( and yeah, I'm still cooking warm-your-bones dinners. Yours looks delicious, Thanks for the idea!
    Have a great week, Diana!

  20. Oh gosh that sounds so good! Good 'ole Shake 'n Bake! I have some plain bread crumbs- I'll add some seasoning and try this! I know what you mean about shopping when hungry!

  21. You are to funny.... sounds like it was a hit with your family. I will have to try it - thanks for the recipe.
    Now behave yourself with the vets tomorrow. I bet they looks forward to your visit as it brightens their day.

  22. Hi Diana, your hamburger recipe looks good and easy to make. I love concocting my own different kinds of recipes too. Hopefully May will be warm for everyone. Have a nice Monday!
    Julie xo

  23. Between you and BJ, not sure who is the best at taking things and making them into good eats. Nicely done and looks very tempting.

  24. Aisle 4...LOL!!!!!
    Now I must have chicken fried something with lots of gravy.

  25. are always good medicine for a laugh Diana.

  26. My son Jake is going to love this recipe!!
    Have a great week!!

  27. hmmmm...interesting. Never heard of chicken fried hamburger in my entire looong life. I like ketchup with burger patties or steak fingers, too.
    I think it's funny how different we eat from different parts of the country.

  28. Believe me, sister, I know what you mean! When it's cold and drizzling/snowing/raining, we need comfort food. It makes us happier. I made a chow mein boorish (what?! They don't have the word 'hotdish' in my phone's dictionary???!!) Good grief, what is this world coming to. Anyway, all you need with your meal is a salad and we'll call it a health meal. :-))

  29. From one Wisconsin gal to another: let's get spring on the road, it has been mighty cold! The upside is yummy food like your recipe. Looks like the weather folks are predicting 70 by Friday - I 'll take it! Happy Monday my friend! Jane

  30. Oh Diana you crack me up. This post is tooo funny and also pretty yummy!!!! Those chicken fried hamburgers look pretty good to me right now enjoy a bite or two for me. We are suppose to get back into the 70's and possible 80 or two by next week so maybe you guys up North there will start to warm up too. Enjoy the week my friend.

  31. Hahhhhhhhhhh!!! I can't eat this, but I don't have-no-skinny-butt, either!!!!! >,-)

    Chicken fried must mean.... Something has to be "fried" first, and then smothered with "gravy", I take it. In the name, the Gravy is replaced by the word Chicken. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... >,-)

  32. That sounds seriously awesome to me!!

  33. Hi Diana, I can't say you didn't tell me to run, but this dish although I'm sure was tasty, makes me think of a heart attack. Hubby's roots are from Tenn. and they always had gravy with their meals, every meal. Ugh, I'd definitely need a Moomoo to cover up my fat if I ate that.
    Hugs, Noreen

  34. YUM! We worked in the yard yesterday but by the time the sun went down I was freezing and just could not get yes sadly the heat went back on! drats!

  35. I just don't pay attention to all that gluten stuff. Boy, that's cold!

  36. sounds good...very creative..I want to know what was in isle're a hoot

  37. Now... this is a great idea! Looks and sounds delicious Diana! I'd like gravy with mine please.. and a biscuit made with lard :)

  38. I do serious damage if I go grocery shopping when I'm hungry! Looks like you made a delicious meal ~ :)


  39. Looks delicious! Necessity is the mother of invention and this mama did great!


  40. Oh my, this dish looks yummy, Diana. It's interesting how different the dishes are in different states. We don't eat chicken fried steak here much, but we do love a good hamburger! We even have a place called Red Robin that specializes in hamburgers. Are you familiar? Oh, you are a good cook too, so many talents, Diana.

    love, ~Sheri

  41. Well I would never have thought of that but we do love chicken friend steak, which I fix once a year for a family birthday. And boy, is it ever good!

    Yes, heaven help us when we grocery shop while hungry, or even make out menus and grocery lists when hungry.

  42. You are brilliant, Diana! I would have never ever thought of making something like this :) Sounds and looks good, my friend. Hugs!

  43. Ha! I haven't had a skinny butt since I was in diapers. lol! I have to say that I've never heard of chicken fried hamburger. Unless that is sort of like my mother used to make. She often put bread crumbs in her hamburger to try to make it go further. I don't think she rolled it in flour or anything else...just fried it like a regular hamburger. Sometimes she would make hamburger gravy to go with it. I tried her idea out on my family and they said "Ewww"! The big babies.

  44. That is just the kind of comfort food I love. I'll try it - although wit the price of hamburger we could probably use steak.

  45. who'd a thunk! sounds yummy! I could go for a good burger on the grill actually. but I think tonight will be a spagetti night. we'll see though!
    have a great day diana!

  46. I swear from the bottom of my healthy heart, that looks delicious....I am reading this at 6 am and ready for dinner.

  47. LOVE THIS and your comments along the way just made my day, lol! Stretching hamburger meat to feed a group of hungry folks is where you can get creative. I have made hamburgers and gravy, and hamburger steak too... always feels good to stretch meat to make a meal that feeds the hungry bellies! And what a great laugh on your last comment - how many times have we all gone into Walmart for "just a couple of things" and just about left with the store in our buggy, lol! You are a hoot Diana, as always :D

  48. This looks just wonderful to me. :-) Love your idea. You should start your own cooking show. :-))

  49. Hey they looked pretty good - good imagination! Never to to the store hungry! lol

  50. I think I'd be willing to suffer to eat that meal! Yummy!

  51. If I can find some hamburger in the freezer I might have a heart attack tonight! That looks delish! Pfffft only aisle four??


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