If you are like me, when I visit someone and they are serving something that I especially enjoy, I usually make a request for their recipe.
As Robert and I were newly weds, our friends, Jean and Rex from church often invited us to dinner. One Sunday afternoon she served Swiss steak, and to be honest, I did not know what it was. It looked like liver to me, so I only took a small piece.
Growing up as a child, steak of any kind was NOT something my family was familiar with. I asked her how she fixed the steak, and a verbal account was enough for me to begin to add this to our diet, especially when we had company. She pounded her steak, dusted it with egg, then with flour and herbs, and fried it.
We began to invite new people from church, over for Sunday dinner and I would serve this round steak with mashed potatoes, green beans and some French bread. If we had unexpected company, I would dice the steak into small slices and smother it with gravy.
Back to my friend who invited us to dinner. Her desert was so amazing that I eagerly requested a copy of her recipe for her Cheese Pie Royal.
I was use to apple, berry, and peach pies, and even cream pies, such as lemon, and banana cream, but never a cheese pie. This recipe was added to my favorites, and through the years it would appear for special occasions.
I hope you will enjoy this lovely pie.
Cheese Pie Royal
Crust: Mix and press into a deep dish Pyrex pie pan.
20 graham crackers crushed
1/4 cup melted butter
2 T sugar
cream cheese Philadelphia
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon sprinkled on top
Beat eggs; add sugar and other ingredients, pour into crust and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool then add toppings.
Topping:1 1/2 cups sour cream mixed with 2 T sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla – top the cooled pie and
Bake 5 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool and refrigerate.
Such love to cook up such a wonderful dinner for guests from your congregation. Bet they felt the love of Jesus at your house!
I want some!
A friend of mine makes a cheese pie like this, Hazel, and it is yummy. But your Swiss steak recipe flung me back to one of the summers in childhood when I spent a week with my beloved grandmother. I walked with her up to the small town IGA where she carefully read the packages of steak already pounded out. She selected one and put it in the basket. We came home and I watched her prepare it exactly as you described: dredged in flour with some salt and pepper (maybe some spices, though I don't know what it would be), and then fried it in an electric skillet. She served it with green beans and I'm trying to remember...maybe mashed potatoes, because I loved mashed potatoes, and that would fit with your combination. Anyway, I never at it anywhere but Grandma's house, so it is inextricably linked to this person I loved so dearly. My brother and I reminisced this summer about that--he said she made it for him when he visited, too. Mmmm....I tried to make it once for nostalgia's sake, but I don't know if I made it right. It didn't taste the same. Or maybe I just missed my grandma. :)
I would often purchase the round steak already pounded or request the butcher to put it through his machine. Robert like to do his own pounding with a saucer.
As a cheese lover I think I will love this.
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I like this idea. It wouldbe great with some blueberry syrup drizzled on it. Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com
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