COUNTRY-FRIED STEAK with Milk Gravy

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Teresa *G*

By
@BlueGinghamApron

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make COUNTRY-FRIED STEAK with Milk Gravy

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.

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About COUNTRY-FRIED STEAK with Milk Gravy

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