Mama's Country Fried Steak

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

Nothing fancy - my mother loved simple recipes! We used to love this one. Just to smell it cooking brings back fond memories.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 to 2 lb
cubed steak, cut into serving-size pieces
a little bit of flour on a plate
salt and pepper in the flour
paprika in the flour if you have any
2 - 3 Tbsp
shortening or bacon fat
1 1/2 c
water or water/milk combination
1
well-seasoned large iron skillet

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat fat until hot, and season your flour. Dredge steak pieces in the flour, pressing in well and shaking off excess, then coat again.
2
Cook steak pieces in hot fat, allowing about 1 inch between pieces, so cook only as many at a time as will fit in the pan without crowding. This makes them crisp. As they get done on one side, flip over and cook the other side.
3
Remove steak pieces to a foil-lined pan and keep warm in slow oven while cooking remaining steak.
Stir a couple of tablespoons of the leftover flour into the water/milk mixture.
4
When steak is cooked, scrape up browned bits in bottom of pan, and stir in the water or water/milk combination. Bring slowly to a boil, and cook until thick for gravy. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
5
OPTIONAL: You may brown 1 sliced onion in fat prior to adding liquid to make gravy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Other Tag: Quick & Easy