Country Fried Steak

Amy Herald


Your family will love this country fried steak. Its delicious! I used to make it, but over the years, my husband has taken over the job of country fried steak chef, so we often debate who's is the best. He adds a teaspoon of paprika to his flour and I can not tell a lie, His country fried steak is really something special, so I will add that to the recipe!

If you just buy cubed steak instead of round, it will save you from having to pound out the steak! Also milk will work just fine in this recipe, but the buttermilk definitely gives it something extra! Enjoy!


★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry



  • 2 1/2 lb
    boneless round steak (sometimes i use cubed steak for less prep)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    canola oil for frying

  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    reserved pan drippings
  • 1 Tbsp
    bacon grease
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper (fresh, corarsley ground pepper works well)

How to Make Country Fried Steak


  1. Pound steak to 1/4 inch thickness; cut into serving size pieces.
  2. Sprinkle steak with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  3. Beat together egg and buttermilk a bowl
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour with paprika and garlic salt. Dredge steak in flour mixture and dip in 1/2 cup milk mixture, Return to flour mixture and dredge again.
  5. Brown steaks in hot oil in a large skillet and drain on paper towels; set aside, keeping warm.
  7. Pour off pan drippings, reserving 3 tablespoons, add another tbsp bacon grease. Add 1/4 cup flour to drippings; cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring constantly.
  8. Add 2 cups of milk; cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  9. Spoon gravy over steak and serve!

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About Country Fried Steak

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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