This dish we prepared last evening was phenomenal; it’s worthy of more than just 5 stars!

March 10, 2024



Servings: 4 Generous Helpings
For the steak:
– 4 tenderized cube steaks (about 1/2 inch thick)
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
– 2 large eggs
– 1/4 cup milk
– Vegetable oil for frying
For the gravy:
– 2 tablespoons of the leftover frying oil
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 2 cups milk
– Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a shallow dish, mix a cup of flour with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Beat the eggs and milk together in another shallow dish. This is your wet dip, folks.
3. Now, let’s get those steaks breaded. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, followed by the egg wash, and back into the flour mixture again. A double coat ensures a crispy future.
4. Heat a decent glug of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. The oil is ready when a little flour sprinkled into it sizzles without immediate condemnation.
5. Fry the steaks in the hot oil until golden brown and delightful, about 4 minutes each side. Be virtuous with your space; don’t crowd those steaks. Transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
6. Keep about 2 tablespoons of pan drippings in the skillet for the gravy. Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk until it’s thinking about turning golden brown, around 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk while you whisk literally like everyone’s watching because, darling, lumps are not a part of our narrative.
7. Season this silky concoction with salt and pepper, and keep stirring until the gravy thickens just enough to coat a spoon with a bit of sass.
8. Plate up those handsome steaks and generously drizzle with the warm, comforting gravy.
Variations & Tips:
– For a little kick, layer some cayenne pepper into the flour mixture.
– If you’re feeling adventurous, why not swap the cube steaks for chicken breasts? Hello, chicken fried chicken.
– Meal prep tip: Make extra and reheat leftovers for a quick-fix Southern delight on busy nights. Just pop them in the oven on a wire rack to maintain the crisp.
– Now, life’s about balance, right? Serve with a lighter side salad to ease up the richness if that’s your jam.

There you have it! A chicken fried steak recipe that’s unfussy and utterly satisfying. Perfect for when you want to treat your loved ones to something special without having to dress up and leave your cozy abode. Enjoy, y’all!

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