I was surprised that I liked "A Beautiful Mind" as much as I did. I guess I'm starting to think Russell Crowe can act. The movie was way too slow, but I liked the story and found myself sobbing heavily at the end.
And here's what we ate:
Crisp Chicken-Fried Steak Strips
1 lb flank steak
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 cups panko
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
About 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1/4 cup coarse-grain or whole-grain mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Cut steak across the grain into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
Stir together soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, vinegar, pepper, cayenne, and garlic. Add flank steak and marinate 10 minutes.
While steak marinates, prepare the dipping sauce by whisking together mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl and transfer to a small serving dish.
Spread panko in a shallow pan. Dredge each strip of steak in panko, then dip in beaten egg, letting excess drip off, and dredge again in panko, shaking off excess. Arrange steak as breaded in 1 layer on a large plate.
Heat 1/4 inch oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then fry 5 or 6 strips (they should sizzle), turning over once, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes total.
Drain on paper towels. Fry remaining strips in same manner, reheating oil between batches.
Serve steak strips with mustard sauce for dipping.
Oh me, oh my, but this was yummy! I don't care for mustard, so I didn't have the dipping sauce; Andy put the steak, dipping sauce, and salad into tortillas and ate 'em that way. Yummyocious.