Country Fried Steak with SawMill Gravy

Linda Griffith


This has been a favorite with my family for years. Team it up with fresh creamy mashed potatoes and green beans and you have a wonderful dinner that's easy and delicious.Yummy.....Such a wonderful comfort food. and I took out the calories, can't you tell?


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
30 Min


  • 4 medium
    cubed steaks, about a half pound
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk or evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder or onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    canola oil

  • 2 or 3 Tbsp
    pan drippings from steak
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp
    flour (1 tbs per 1 tbs of oil)
  • 1 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Country Fried Steak with SawMill Gravy


  1. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and the egg and milk in another.
  2. Heat the two cups of oil in a heavy skillet, on medium, until a small drop of water sizzles when dropped in.
  3. Coat steak in the flour mixture and then the milk and egg mixture and dredge back into the flour mixture.
  4. Gently place in the frying pan and fry until the juices on top start oozing red. Gently flip over with a fork to keep grease from splattering. Fry on the other side for about 5 minutes. This will depend on the thickness of the steak.
    Remove from pan.Drain on paper towel lined plate
  5. Discard all of the pan drippings except for two or three Tbs.
  6. Whisk the flour into the drippings, stirring continuously for about two minutes.
  7. Whisk in the milk making sure to blend all lumps into a smooth gravy. Add salt and pepper and stir until mixture thickens, about 5 or 6 minutes. Put the steak back in the pan with the gravy and simmer for a couple of minutes.

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About Country Fried Steak with SawMill Gravy

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

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