Chicken-Fried Steak

Chicken-Fried Steak Recipe
Chicken-fried steak is a down-home, 5-ingredient main dish that's easier to prepare than you may think.  Simply coat cubed steaks in seasoned flour, fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown, and serve with a delicious homemade gravy. 

Yield:

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 teaspoons pepper, divided
1 to 1 1/2 pounds cubed round steaks
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
Vegetable oil
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth

Preparation

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper evenly over steaks. Set aside.

Stir together remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 cups flour in a shallow dish. Stir baking soda into 1 cup water in a bowl.

Dip each steak in water mixture, and dredge in flour mixture.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large heavy skillet; heat to 360°. Fry steaks 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Keep steaks warm in a 225° oven. Drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.

Whisk remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/4 cup flour into drippings in skillet; cook, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat 1 minute. Whisk in broth; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks.

Candace Grantham, Dallas, Texas,

Southern Living

March 2005
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