Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak

My Mother made chicken fried steak while we were growing up; I have found memories of it.  I rarely fry foods but I have made this several times lately and we have really enjoyed it.  We like to serve them with mashed potatoes to dip in or my mother would make a white gravy to go on top.  Oh, so yummy!

I am trying to use up some of what is left in my freezer from a quarter of a beef from last year.  I am almost completely out of beef but had quite a few packages of cube steaks to use so why not, right!

Makes 5-6 Servings


1lb of Cube Steaks

1 1/2 cups of flour (I use freshly ground Whole Wheat)

1 cup of milk

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2-1 teaspoons onion powder

1/2-1 teaspoon of salt

1/2-1 teaspoon of pepper

Oil for frying



Depending on where you purchase your beef, you may need to tenderize the steaks with a meat mallet.  If so, I would pound 2-3 times on each side.  then cut away any fat from the steaks.  Cut into 5-6 inch pieces.

Heat your oil in your skillet on medium heat (I prefer a cast iron skillet) just enough to cover 1/4 of an inch or so on the bottom of the pan.

Add your milk into one bowl and the remaining ingredients into another.  Next dip your steaks into your milk and then into the flour mixture, repeat again. 

Fry steaks about 5-6 minutes on both sides until nice and crispy.  When removing from the pan place them onto towels to remove any excess grease (my family always used newspapers for this and they work great also).

4 thoughts on “Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak”

  1. Beautiful!! And you’re awfully good.. I’d have made that gravy to smother them with. I love Chicken Fried Steak too and make it maybe once a year cuz its just so heavy & full of oil.. but manoman.. Gotta love it.
    This was one southern meal that all my yankee family loved once I introduced them to it and we all know why.. 😉 Yum!

    1. Thanks Kim! My Mother was from upstate NY but she could make some great fried chicken and chicken fried steak! We can enjoy it every now and then!

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