44 ouncetenderized beef cutlets - you can use top sirloin, cube steak, round steak
2 cups flour
vegetable oilfor cooking
Preheat oil in a deep skillet to 350 degrees. Add enough oil to cover the bottom 1 1/2 inches of the pan. Prepare seasoned flour by adding flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Stir dry ingredients together with a fork. In another shallow dish mix together the buttermilk and the water. Season beef cutlets with salt and pepper.
Dredge the meat in the flour, then the buttermilk, and then the flour. Ideally, allow the floured cutlets to rest for 10-15 minutes before cooking. Cook meat cutlets in the hot oil, flip over when the bottom has browned. When both sides are browned remove and allow cooked meat patties to drain on paper towels.
Assemble the sandwich by placing the chicken fried steak patty on the bottom bun, then build by adding 2 sliced tomatoes, and then the lettuce. Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and place the top bun on the sandwich. Variations: You can add pickles and onions, and even a slice of cheese.