Quizzes & Trivia
You might have noticed we have our fair share of cowboys on INSP. Well, Oklahoma has quite a few to brag about, too. Oklahoma City is home to The Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Confusion in the Kitchen.
A peanut is a legume. A tomato is a fruit. And in Oklahoma, a watermelon is a vegetable! That’s right, in 2007, the sweet, juicy watermelon became the state’s official vegetable. You might not want to add it to your stew, though.
“But, officer, I was only a minute late…”
If you’ve ever been greeted by a “friendly” note on your windshield, while parked at a meter outside a store, send your fond thoughts to Oklahoma City, where on July 16, 1935, the first “Park-O-Meter” was installed.
A Chicken by Any Other Name is a…Steak?
If you’re expecting some chicken in your chicken fried steak dish, you’re in for a surprise! It’s steak, and only steak, but fried like you would a chicken cutlet—hence the name: Chicken Fried Steak.
Try this savory recipe for one of Oklahoma’s favorite signature dishes. With its comfort-food roots deep in Oklahoma history and its popularity still soaring today, chicken fried steak holds an honorary place in the state’s Official Meal, as well as on INSP’s very own State Plate.
Prep time: 20 minute — Cook time: 20 minutes — Yield: Serves 4
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.
Alternate breading mixture:
Dredge with a combination of flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper before frying your steaks as described above.