There are National Food Holidays, then there are NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS. Today’s falls into the latter category, cause it’s homegrown … that thin cut of meat dipped in batter, deep fried and smothered in gravy. Giddy up, it’s National Chicken-Fried Steak Day, y’all!

The exact origins of the Texas staple are unclear. Did it come from German and Austrian immigrants to Texas in the 19th century, who brought recipes for Wiener schnitzel from Europe? Or was it invented by accident in 1911, when a short-order cook named Jimmy Don Perkins at