You might know country fried steak as chicken fried steak, depending on where you live. We call for cubed steak, but you can buy regular sirloin steak and pound it with a rolling pin. For the mashed potatoes, you can't beat the frozen variety for speed.
3 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (4-ounce) sirloin cubed steaks
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 2/3 cups frozen mashed potatoes (such as Ore Ida)
1 1/3 cups fat-free milk
2 cups mushrooms, quartered
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, low-salt beef broth
How to Make It
Combine 3 tablespoons milk and egg whites in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Combine 1/3 cup flour and next 4 ingredients (1/3 cup flour through pepper) in a shallow dish. Working with 1 steak at a time, dip in egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining steaks, egg mixture, and flour mixture.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.
While steaks cook, prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions, using 1 1/3 cups milk. Keep warm.
Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Combine 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and broth, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spoon over steaks. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Yum. Had cubed venison steaks and this was delicious. Used only a cup of beef broth so didn't have the thickening issue some mentioned. Used lots more mushrooms than called for, because why not? Have had better gravies or would've given this 5 stars, a little floury (flourey?) taste I thought but husband and son wanted seconds. I thought herbs as listed were fine. Cooked a little longer than 3 minutes per side, but that just gave it a nice crust. Wish I'd had mashed potatoes to accompany, but will do next time. Husand wants for dinner tomorrow night!
11/2014 Made again with venison and still delicious. Didn't have mushrooms so almost used bottled gravy but decided to give it a try. Still delicious and no flourey flavor this time. Made homemade mashed potatoes this time and canned green beans. DH had seconds again!
This was really good. I sauteed an onion along with the mushrooms and thought it gave good flavor. I thought the gravy was a little too thin...either it needs to be cooked a lot longer or less liquid should be added. Overall it was very tasty and I will make it again.
My family loved this dish. I followed the recipe and while making it, I thought it would turn out bland. However, it was VERY tasty. I did have to cook the meat a little longer then 3 minutes on both sides and I had to boil the gravy for some extra time to get it to thicken up a bit more. I will be making this dish again and again.
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