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Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

The dish got its name due to the fact that the method of preparation is very similar to that of fried chicken.Originally, the first recipes for batter-fried steaks had appeared in Southern cookbooks during the early 1800s.

In the old days, the cut of beef was inexpensive and tough, usually round steak, but today many restaurants use more expensive cuts such as tenderloin and rib-eye.

It consists of a thin, breaded, and fried cut of beef that is traditionally served with a side of mashed potatoes and drizzled with cream gravy.

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 pound pre-tenderized cube steaks, or round steaks

Kosher salt, for seasoning the meat

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons kosher salt, for breading

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Canola oil, peanut oil, olive oil, or other fat for frying

 

For the gravy:

3 tablespoons pan drippings

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 3/4 cups milk

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE CHICKEN FRIED STEAK RECIPE

Making Steaks:

If you are using round steak instead of pre-tenderized cube steak, you will need to pound the steaks thin or they will be way too chewy.

Place each steak between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, rubber mallet, rolling pin, or empty wine bottle, pound the steak until it is very thin, less than 1/4 inch.As you pound the steak, turn it over often and spread out the plastic wrap. Repeat with all the steaks.

Sprinkle a little salt over the meat.Preheat the oven to 200°F. Put a wire rack over a baking sheet and place in the oven.In one large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. In the second, whisk together the flour, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne.

Working one at a time, dredge a steak in the flour. Using the heel of your hand, press the flour into both sides of the steak.Lift the steak, shake off the excess flour, and dip the steak into the egg wash, coating it on both sides.

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Lift the steak out of the egg wash, shake off the excess egg wash, and then dredge the steak in the flour a second time. Again, press the flour into the steak on both sides.Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

Pour enough oil in a large frying pan to cover the bottom by 1/4 inch.Heat the oil to 350°F or until it sizzles when you drop a little flour into it. If the oil doesn’t sizzle, it isn’t ready; if it burns, the oil is too hot, reduce the heat.

Working one at a time, lay a coated steak into the hot oil. Use a metal spoon to spoon some of the oil over the steak. This sets the coating.

Fry until you see the edges of the steak turn golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully turn the steak over in the pan, and fry for 2 more minutes.

Remove steak with a metal spatula when golden brown. Remove it from the pan and place if on the wire rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

 

Making gravy:

Pour about 3 tablespoons of fat into pan. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour and turn the heat on to medium.Cook until it’s the color of milk chocolate, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

When the flour-fat mixture is smooth and a lovely milk chocolate color, slowly add the milk and cream, whisking constantly. Note that the mixture will seize up initially, and will loosen as you whisk in more liquid.

Add milk to your desired thickness for gravy. If the gravy is too thick for you, add more milk. If it’s too thin, let it cook longer.Season with salt and lots of black pepper, to taste.

Serve chicken fried steak with the gravy and a side of mashed potatoes or your choice of side.

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Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 5g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pre-tenderized cube steaks, or round steaks
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  • Kosher salt, for seasoning the meat
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  • 2 large eggs, beaten
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  • 1/2 cup milk
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, for breading
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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
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  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
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  • Canola oil, peanut oil, olive oil, or other fat for frying
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  • For the gravy:
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  • 3 tablespoons pan drippings
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  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
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  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
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  • 1 3/4 cups milk
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  • Kosher salt, to taste
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  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Making Steaks:

 

If you are using round steak instead of pre-tenderized cube steak, you will need to pound the steaks thin or they will be way too chewy.

 

Place each steak between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, rubber mallet, rolling pin, or empty wine bottle, pound the steak until it is very thin, less than 1/4 inch.As you pound the steak, turn it over often and spread out the plastic wrap. Repeat with all the steaks.

 

Sprinkle a little salt over the meat.Preheat the oven to 200°F. Put a wire rack over a baking sheet and place in the oven.In one large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. In the second, whisk together the flour, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne.

 

Working one at a time, dredge a steak in the flour. Using the heel of your hand, press the flour into both sides of the steak.Lift the steak, shake off the excess flour, and dip the steak into the egg wash, coating it on both sides.

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Lift the steak out of the egg wash, shake off the excess egg wash, and then dredge the steak in the flour a second time. Again, press the flour into the steak on both sides.Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

 

Pour enough oil in a large frying pan to cover the bottom by 1/4 inch.Heat the oil to 350°F or until it sizzles when you drop a little flour into it. If the oil doesn't sizzle, it isn't ready; if it burns, the oil is too hot, reduce the heat.

 

Working one at a time, lay a coated steak into the hot oil. Use a metal spoon to spoon some of the oil over the steak. This sets the coating.

 

Fry until you see the edges of the steak turn golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully turn the steak over in the pan, and fry for 2 more minutes.

 

Remove steak with a metal spatula when golden brown. Remove it from the pan and place if on the wire rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

 

 

 

 

Making gravy:

 

Pour about 3 tablespoons of fat into pan. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour and turn the heat on to medium.Cook until it's the color of milk chocolate, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

 

When the flour-fat mixture is smooth and a lovely milk chocolate color, slowly add the milk and cream, whisking constantly. Note that the mixture will seize up initially, and will loosen as you whisk in more liquid.

 

Add milk to your desired thickness for gravy. If the gravy is too thick for you, add more milk. If it's too thin, let it cook longer.Season with salt and lots of black pepper, to taste.

 

Serve chicken fried steak with the gravy and a side of mashed potatoes or your choice of side.

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