Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley
4 servings (serving size: 1 steak, about 1/3 cup gravy, and about 1 cup mashed potatoes)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

While steaks cook, prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions, using 1 1/3 cups milk. Keep warm.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

gymdawgfan's Review

August 16, 2009
Excellent! My family loved this recipe. I'll make this again.

EllenFL's Review

January 16, 2013
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!

Susank1942's Review

August 13, 2009
I have been making this recipe for years, it is one of our favorites.

coxfamily4's Review

March 12, 2009
Good flavor. Added a little more flour to thicken sauce.

keddy1221's Review

March 09, 2010
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.

lcremin86's Review

May 31, 2011
Delicious. Will make again and again.

cmmio02's Review

July 23, 2012

dburge's Review

August 27, 2009
The gravy was outstanding with plenty of jazz, however, our sirloin cubed steaks were rather tough to eat. In spite of that, we didn't have any leftovers. We served potatoes and green beans.

MargaretK's Review

January 14, 2010
Loved this recipe. Don't have to go to Cracker Barrel for country food. Definitely a great home cooking dinner.

maysnwilm's Review

January 15, 2010