Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

Jenny Unternahrer

By
@Jenny_U

This is hands down my husband's favorite dish. We serve it up with Iowa sweet corn on the side and nice pile of mashed potatoes.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
4-6
4 ounce cube steaks
30
saltine crackers, crushed
1 c
flour
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
pepper (and optional, we prefer not so much black pepper)
few dash(es)
cayenne pepper
3/4 c
milk
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper (and optional, we prefer not so much black pepper)
1/4 c
flour (plus 1 tablespoon)
4 c
milk
3 c
canola oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine cracker crumbs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, and cayenne pepper. Add up to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper if you are using it.
2
In separate bowl whisk together 3/4 cup milk and eggs.
3
Dredge steaks in cracker crumb mixture, then egg, then cracker crumb mixture again.
4
Pour oil into 12" cast iron pan and heat to 360 degrees. Fry steaks for 6 to 8 minutes. Turn and fry for 4 to 5 minutes more or until brown. If you are worried if your meat is done you can cut into one of them. Remove to a cooling rack placed in a jelly roll in a 200 degree oven while you make gravy.
5
Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil. Make sure to keep those yummy bits!
6
Whisk together 1 tablespoon flour with milk as well as the salt and up to 1/2 teaspoon pepper if you are using it. Add 1/4 cup flour to pan stirring with a whisk. Pour in milk mixture.
7
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Serve gravy over steaks. We like ours with mashed potatoes and corn

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern