I stopped at Alamo Cafe on I-10 for lunch today without realizing that it was a Mexican restaurant. I had a Hamburger in mind, but settled on the chicken fried steak because from somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind I had remembered someone praising it. And besides, the waiter assurred me that it was a popular item.
What arrived at my table was was a strange concotion that oozed grease and water with every attempted bite. The said liquids so overwhelmed any flavor this piece of meat might have had, that even the globby and thick white gravy (which I wound up spooning off) could not compensate for it. And to add insult to injury, the green beans side was of the canned variety, another water soaked mess that had long ago lost any nutritional value that nature had granted it.
Thankfully, the waiter offerred to bring out some grilled vegetables, but they turned out to be greasy also. Then, seeing as I had barely eaten, he had the good sense to remove the cfs from my bill. Discussing the cfs, he mentioned that it was not really steak but, rather, ground beef, batterred and fried like cfs. Which might explain why it was so liquidy: In order to keep its shape, a flattened ground beef patty would have to be frozen and thawed out while frying; hence the water content, right? I guess Alamo Cafe does good Mexican food...
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