The first thing to love about Tom's chicken-fried steak is the crunchy crust. The fried surface is made of Ruffles potato chips. The steak is bathed in buttermilk. The Tom behind Tom's Burgers and Grill makes the steaks every morning, fresh as the bubbles in the gravy. Tom's Burgers serves chicken-fried steak three ways: the cream gravy-covered way, with garlic, red mashed potatoes and Texas toast; between buttered, toasted brioche; and as breakfast, saddlebagged with two eggs, hash browns and toast.
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