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Chicken-fried Steak

Make this iconic Southern chicken-fried steak recipe and savor every bite of this simple and delicious dish. Serve with green beans, mashed potatoes, and plenty of gravy.

Southern Living MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time:8 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 6 (4-oz.) cubed steaks (1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 45 saltine crackers, crushed (1 sleeve plus 7 crackers)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Cream Gravy


1. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Dredge steaks in flour; dip in egg substitute, and dredge in crushed crackers. Lightly coat steaks on each side with cooking spray.

2. Cook steaks, in batches, in a hot nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden, turning twice. Transfer steaks to a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Keep warm in a 225° oven. Serve with Cream Gravy.

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include gravy.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 29.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.3g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 4.1mg
  • Sodium: 369mg
  • Calcium: 43mg

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