Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs
The Deep South comes to Albuquerque
One of our most celebrated breakfast delights here at Albuquerque’s Cocina Azul is our chicken-fried steak and eggs breakfast plate.
This meal is a heaping, generously portioned, satisfying, delicious one. People order it for breakfast and leave glowing, radiating contentment, the whole world seeming a little dreamier to them.
Our chicken-fried steak and eggs plate comes with two farm-fresh, fresh-cooked eggs, prepared any way you like.
It comes with hash browns, gold and tan and brown, perfectly sliced and fried.
And it comes with your choice of toast or a tortilla.
The meal’s centerpiece, of course, is the chicken-fried steak itself: a full half-pound of the best Angus beef steak—pounded, tenderized and then coated in an egg-based batter, rolled in specially seasoned flour and then fried in a way very similar to how fried chicken is fried.
Fried until beautifully browned.
Until too delicious for words.
Until served to you with creamy gravy.
Chicken-fried steak has its likeliest origins in the Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel and was most likely first made in America by Austrian and German immigrants who had relocated to Texas.
A similar dish had been prepared in Virginia in the early 1800s—but here at Cocina Azul we do something that makes it wholly New Mexican—we give you the option of smothering it—and your hash browns and your eggs in our owner Frank Sr.’s special red or green chile sauce.
There literally may be no food that that sauce can’t make better. Contact us today, and see for yourself.