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Chicken-Fried Steak

Chicken-Fried Steak is a family-favorite and this recipe is no exception. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a hearty meal that's great for company.

Southern Living DECEMBER 1997

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 pound beef cube steaks
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Stir together first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a bowl. Dredge steaks in flour mixture; dip into buttermilk mixture, and dip again in flour mixture.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks, and cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet. Drain steaks on paper towels.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet; whisk in 2 tablespoons flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until light golden brown. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly (about 10 minutes). Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve over steaks.


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