Southern Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Southern Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy is a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and delicious. Here’s a recipe for you to enjoy:


For the Steak:

  • 4 beef cube steaks (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Prepare the Steak:

  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  2. In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  3. Dredge each cube steak in the seasoned flour, then dip it into the egg mixture, and dredge again in the seasoned flour, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

2. Fry the Steak:

  1. Heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Carefully add the coated steaks to the skillet, being careful not to overcrowd the pan (you may need to fry in batches). Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the cooked steaks to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

3. Make the Gravy:

  1. In the same skillet used to fry the steaks, discard most of the oil, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  2. Add the butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and whisk continuously until the mixture turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in the beef broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve:

  1. Serve the chicken fried steaks hot with the gravy spooned over the top.
  2. Optionally, serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, or your favorite Southern sides.
  3. Enjoy your delicious Southern Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy!

This dish is sure to be a hit at any meal, with its crispy coating, tender beef, and flavorful gravy.

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