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Country Fried Steak and Gravy

 
 

In this post I’ll be sharing the recipe for Country Fried Steak and Gravy. This is one of my family’s favorite meals.

Beef cubes steaks breaded and fried is a classic favorite Southern meal. Country fried steaks as they’re called are so delicious and wonderful topped with homemade gravy and served with rice or mashed potatoes.

Some folks refer to this as chicken fried steak. Whatever you choose to call it will be just fine by me because I just call it delicious!

 
 

Country Fried Steak and Gravy

To prepare the cubed steaks, add enough cooking oil to a large skillet for frying – about 1/4 inch or so and turn on the burner to medium heat. You’ll want the cooking oil to be hot before adding the beef steaks.
Begin by beating 1 egg in a bowl and add 1 cup of milk and whisk together to make the wet dredge mixture.
In a separate bowl, add 1½ cups of all purpose flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika. Use the tines of a fork to press out any lumps and combine the flour and seasonings together. If there are other seasonings that you’re really fond of that would work well then go ahead and add that in too.

Southern Cubed Steaks and Gravy

Once your cooking oil is heated and ready, you can test it by adding a pinch of the flour mixture and if it is sizzling the oil is ready. Take each piece of the cubed steak and dredge in the flour mixture to coat. Then dredge the steak in the milk and egg wet mixture and coat, then back to the flour mixture and coat again. Press that flour into the cubed steak on the final seasoned flour dredge.
Shake off the excess flour and add the breaded cubed steak to the skillet for cooking. Continue with all the pieces until done and discard the milk mixture. You will want to keep the seasoned flour mixture to make the gravy.
 
Cook the meat until the edges start to look golden brown and turn to the other side, cooking about 4 to 5 minutes per side. The coating should be a dark golden brown color and the meat juices run clear. Remove the meat to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil. It’s smelling really good now. Are y’all ready to eat?

Country Fried Beef Steaks

 
country fried cubed steaks
 
To prepare the gravy – remove some of the oil from the pan leaving a couple of tablespoons in the pan ( I use an empty coffee can to discard grease, it’s not a good thing to pour down your sink) and add about 1/4 cup of the remaining seasoned flour to the skillet.
Stir to incorporate the flour into the cooking oil and the yummy bits left behind from frying the meat. Next, add salt and pepper to taste and cook the flour mixture until it begins to brown.
 
making brown gravy in a skillet
A rule I always use when adding flour to the oil for gravy is if your spatula can separate the mixture and it doesn’t come back together right away, you’ve got enough.
 
 
When the flour has cooked until brown, slowly pour in 2 cups of whole milk while whisking or stirring to combine. It will only take a few moments to thicken and your gravy is done. If you feel it’s too thick add a little more liquid until you get the consistency you like.
 
Use a clean spoon to taste the gravy and adjust seasonings if needed.
 
 
 
I served the country fried steak with rice and corn on the cob. The entire dinner took about 1/2 hour to make.
 
country fried steak and gravy

Country Fried Cubes Steaks

 
Yield: 4 Servings

Country Fried Steak and Gravy

Country Fried Steak and Gravy

A true classic Southern meal of country fried cubes steaks and gravy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Pcs Beef Cubed Steak (could also use cubed pork)
  • 1 1/2 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 c Whole Milk
  • Cooking Oil
  • For the gravy - add salt & pepper to taste while cooking

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet add enough cooking oil for frying - about 1/4 inch or so and turn on the burner to medium heat.
  2. Begin by beating 1 egg in a bowl and add 1 cup of milk and whisk together
  3. In another bowl add 1 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika. Use the tines of a fork to press out any lumps and combine the flour and seasonings together.
  4. Once your cooking oil is heated and ready, you can test by adding a pinch of the flour mixture and if it is sizzling the oil is ready, take each piece of cubed steak and add to the flour mixture and coat. Then add to the milk/egg mixture and coat, then back to the flour mixture and coat again. Shake off excess flour and add to the skillet for cooking. Continue with all the pieces and discard the milk mixture. You will want to keep the flour mixture to make the gravy.
  5. Cook the meat until the edges start to look golden brown and turn, cooking about 4 minutes per side. Remove the meat to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.
  6. To make the gravy - remove some of the oil from the pan leaving a couple of tablespoons ( I use an empty coffee can to discard grease, it's not a good thing to pour down your sink) and add about 1/4 cup of the remaining flour mixture. Stir to incorporate in the cooking oil and yummy bits left behind from frying the meat. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook the flour mixture until it begins to brown. When the flour has cooked until brown, slowly pour in 2 cups of whole milk stirring to combine. It will only take a few moments to thicken and your gravy is done. If you feel it's too thick add a little more liquid until you get the consistency you like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 71gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 333mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 93g
country fried steak
 

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Marsha Baker

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

Oh my that looks luscious! I'm sure it is. Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. YUMMERS!