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mama's country fried steak

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

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

(4 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For mama's country fried steak

  • 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

How To Make mama's country fried steak

  • 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.

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