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chicken fried steak

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This Chicken Fried Steak is a delectable southern classic with tender cube steak double breaded, fried, and smothered in a creamy flour and milk based gravy made from the drippings. There is nothing quite as scrumptious as chicken fried steak with gravy! Oh my gosh! I could eat this for breakfast! This meal is always a huge hit with family and friends. It is the ultimate comfort food and it hits that sweet spot just right. Plan or call your butcher ahead of time because sometimes cube steak can be a little difficult to find.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For chicken fried steak

  • 4
    cube steaks
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
  • 1 dash
    hot sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 c
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make chicken fried steak

  • 1
    Salt and pepper the cube steak on both sides. In a large shallow bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and black pepper. In a medium shallow bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and hot sauce.
  • 2
    Dip the the cube steaks in the flour, then into the egg mixture, and back in the flour mixture. Refrigerate in a single layer on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat about 1/4 inch vegetable oil in cast iron skillet. Fry cube steaks until golden brown turning once to brown the other side. Work in batches. Move the fried cube steaks to paper towels to drain for a couple of minutes. Move to a clean baking sheet and place in the oven at 225 degrees.
  • 4
    Drain all but 4 tablespoons of the oil from the skillet. Do not remove the browned bits from the skillet. Over medium low heat sprinkle the flour over the oil. Cook for 2 minutes whisking constantly. Slowly add the milk while whisking. Continue whisking until smooth and creamy. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the warm gravy over the crispy fried steaks.