COUNTRY-FRIED STEAK with Milk Gravy

Teresa *

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@BlueGinghamApron

This is good, old-fashioned country cooking. Nothing fancy, just plain good food.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 c
all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1/8 tsp
italian herb seasoning
1/8 tsp
onion powder
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
1/16 tsp
smoked paprika
1 pinch
ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 lb
beef cube steak (tenderized round steak), sectioned into 4-6 pieces
1 c
canola or vegetable oil
4 -5 c
milk
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Combine first 8 ingredients (all the dry) in a 1 gallon food storage bag or breading dish. Shake or mix well; reserve remaining flour for gravy.
2In large non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium/medium-high heat.
3While oil is heating, add steaks to seasoned flour and coat well, pressing flour into all the nooks and crannies.
4Place steaks in hot oil (2 batches may be necessary, depending on size of skillet & steaks;) fry approximately 4 minutes on each side, checking occasionally (may need to lower heat slightly) and turning when browned.
5As each steak finishes cooking, remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm as you prepare gravy.
6Drain most of oil from skillet, leaving approximately 2 tablespoons and any brown bits.
7Add remainder of seasoned flour.
8Stirring or whisking, gradually add milk and work out any lumps.
9Stirring constantly, cook over medium-high heat until bubbling; reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes; gradually add extra milk if thinner gravy is desired. If thicker gravy is desired, continue to simmer and stir until thickened.
10Taste gravy for seasoning; add salt and pepper to taste.
11Serve immediately with fried steaks, or reduce heat to lowest possible setting and cover well until served (to prevent "skin" formation.)
12Cover and refrigerate all leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Gravies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom