Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

    Quick and easy tender steaks covered in breading and fried until golden brown crispy and all sorts of good, just like fried chicken!

    First off: What is chicken fried steak? Chicken fried steak is thinly sliced steak that is pounded to tenderize (aka cube steak) that is breaded and fried until golden brown and crispy. It gets it’s name from the fact that it is cooked in a method that is similar to fried chicken.
    I am a fan of crispy fried chicken and this beef version is just as good, if not better, especially with the super tender beef! This recipe works so well because the beef is tenderized and really thin which allows it to cook through quickly while frying. The seasoned breading fries to a nice golden brown and gets crispy while the steak on the insides cooks and is still moist and tender! I like to season the chicken fried steak coating with a homemade cajun seasoning to add a a touch of heat and a ton of flavour!

    Chicken Fried Steak
    Chicken Fried Steak
    What is cube steak? Cube steak is a a beefsteak cut of beef, typically a top round, round, eye of round, etc., that is tenderized by pounding it thin. It gets its name from the cube like indentations in the meat from the meat mallet, aka cubing.

    Chicken Fried Steak
    Chicken Fried Steak
    Chicken Fried Steak

      Chicken Fried Steak

      Chicken Fried Steak

      Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

      Quick and easy tender steaks covered in breading and fried until golden brown crispy and all sorts of good, just like fried chicken!

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      ingredients
        For the chicken fried steaks:
      • 1 pound cubed steak*
      • 1 cup flour
      • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder
      • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
      • 3/4 cup buttermilk
      • 1 large egg
      • vegetable oil for frying
      • For the gravy:
      • 1/4 cup flour
      • 2 cup milk
      • salt and pepper to taste
      directions
        For the chicken fried steaks:
      1. Dredge the steaks in the mixture of the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and cajun seasoning flour and dip in the mixture of the buttermilk before dredging in the flour mixture a second time.
      2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom.
      3. Fry the steaks in the oil, one at a time, until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes per side, before setting aside on a rack and continuing on with the remaining steaks.
      4. For the gravy:
      5. Drain off all but 3 tablespoons of the cooking oil, return to medium heat, sprinkle in the flour and cook until it turns a deep golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
      6. Add the milk, bring to a simmer and cook until the gravy thickens, about 3-5 minutes, before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
      Note: Cube steak is a usually top round steak or top sirloin steak cut of beef that is tenderized and flattened by pounding with a meat tenderizer. You can easily make your own by pounding some round steak thin with a meat tenderizer!
      Note: The cajun seasoning can be replaced by another seasoning or simple salt and pepper and it can be mixed into either the buttermilk and egg mixture AND/or the flour. (Montreal steak seasoning is also good!)
      Tip: Leave any ‘bits’ left in the pan after cooking the steaks when draining off the extra oil; these bits have flavour in them!
      Option: Season the gravy with a pinch of cajun seasoning!
      Nutrition Facts: Calories 598, Fat 47g (Saturated 13g, Trans 1g), Cholesterol 129mg, Sodium 204mg, Carbs 39g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 6g), Protein 32g

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