Chicken Fried Steak


  • 3 lb cube steak
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c milk, plus 2 c for the gravy
  • 3 c all-purpose flour, plus ~1/3 c for the gravy
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 c canola or vegetable oil for frying
  1. Assembly line of dishes for meat, egg-milk mixture, flour, and clean plate at end to receive meat
  2. Beat eggs and 1 c milk with a fork
  3. Mix flour with seasoned salt, paprika, cayenne, black pepper
  4. Lightly season a piece of meat with salt and pepper before dipping it into the egg-milk mixture on both sides, next place it in the seasoned flour mixture turning it until its coated
  5. Now place the meat back in the egg-milk mixture, before dredging it in the flour mixture again before placing it on the last receiving plate until ready to fry
  6. Coat all the meat before heating the oil in a large skillet until ready
  7. Fry 3 pieces of meat at the same time on one side until the edges start to turn brown (~2 1/2 min)
  8. Turn the meat over and cook for another 2-3 min
  9. Remove the meat to a paper-towel lined plate and keep warm
  10. After frying all the meat, pour off the grease in a heat-proof bowl and return the pan to med-low heat
  11. Add 1/4 c grease back to the pan allowing it to heat up
  12. Sprinkle 1/3 c flour evenly over the grease
  13. Using the whisk, mix the flour creating a golden brown paste. If it seems more oily then sprinkle in another TBL of flour, whisking for consistency.
  14. After a couple of min, the paste will turn a golden brown when its ready and 2 c of milk can be whisked in
  15. Let the gravy come to a slow boil thickening gradually with splashes of milk as needed
  16. The gravy should take 5-10 min with generous seasoning of salt and pepper
  17. Serve meat on mashed potatoes with a heap of gravy on top!


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