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Chicken-Fried Steak with Country Gravy

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Living in Kansas, I say this so often that by now, it doesn’t really need to be said. But seriously, what is up with this weather? It seems like we went straight from summer into winter. It’s freezing, people. 40°F as I type this.  And the weird thing is that the grass is still green and the leaves are still green on the trees and none of them have fallen off. But it’s shiver-me-timbers cold.  It’s only the first week of October and I’m already pulling the ice hand in Dennis’ armpit trick.

All I know is, when cold weather hits, that’s when I start wanting hot, comforting meals. Chicken-fried steak was one such recipe on my bucket list (it also has other such common things as homemade chocolate pudding on it–seriously, I’ve never made these basics!) and I have Gina to thank for helping me get ‘r done.  Bring on the homestyle cookin’!

Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy

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1 ½ cups milk, plus more for gravy
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons seasoned salt, plus extra for steaks
½ teaspoon black pepper, plus more for gravy
5 tablespoons bacon grease or vegetable oil
4 cube steaks
Salt to taste (for gravy)

Pour the milk into a pie dish. Place flour in a separate pie dish and mix in the seasoned salt and pepper until well combined.

Heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, sprinkle seasoned salt over both sides of the steaks. One at a time, dredge the steaks in flour, coating both sides. Dip the floured steak in milk, flipping it over to get both sides wet, then dredge in the flour again, coating well. Once the grease is hot, place the steaks in the skillet. I place them in the skillet as I finish coating them, but if your skillet isn’t hot enough, you can put them on a platter until it is. Cook the steaks until browned on the bottom and juices are coming out of the top. Flip over and continue cooking until the meat feels tender when you poke it in the middle with a fork and doesn’t pull, and no juices run out. You may have to keep flipping the steaks over until they are done. Place finished steaks on a clean platter and tent with foil while you make the gravy.

Add the leftover flour from the breading to the skilled and stir it well to absorb all the grease in the skillet, stirring until no white flour is visible. Add remaining milk from breading the meat, approximately ½ to 1 cup, and stir until smooth. Add additional milk as needed to get a smooth, liquid consistency. Continue cooking until thickened, adding additional milk to thin as necessary, and seasoning to taste with salt and lots of pepper. Ladle over the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes.

Recipe source: adapted from At Home My Way

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Veronica- Your post is WONDERFUL! Also I love that your picture looks so delicious! Who could not want to take a delicious bite of all of that on one fork? What does Paula Deen always say, “All this needs is my fooork” (in her southern drawl).

    I have a terrific, super terrific and easy chocolate pudding recipe on my blog that I make a lot! Of course, the very best way to eat hot chocolate pudding is over a fluffy, split homemade biscuit. Definitely these two things are comfort foods at their best!

    Thanks for trying and posting this recipe on your blog! Wow, I am so honored….

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    • I know Paula isn’t for everyone, but I love her! I will have to snag your chocolate pudding recipe-I know it would take minutes to make so not sure why I haven’t done it yet!

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  2. Oh more thing… Veronica, we are two peas in a pod. I have cube steak in the fridge to make when I get home tonight. Go figure… All I can say is “great minds think alike.” Have a great day!

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  3. This looks so good I could seriously eat it at 8:30 for breakfast! I know what’s for dinner!! I am drooling!!! THANKS!!!

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    • I have that feeling all the time-I follow way too many food blogs and they always give me random cravings at weird times! lol! let me know if this turns out good for you.

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  4. I have never had chicken fried steak! It looks like a good ole recipe but a little too many calories for me! Enjoy. :-)

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  5. It officially got cold here yesterday and I am NOT a fan. I definitely need more warming meals like this!

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  6. Comfort food here I come! It’s worth eating salads for breakfast and lunch to be able to have this for dinner. Definitely going to get some meat for this today!!! Thanks for the post!

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  7. Haha! I’ll have to try the cold hand trick with Adam. It’s sure to give him a start, tee hee.
    And chicken fried steak sounds perfect! This morning when we woke up, the temp was 39–whaaaaat? Definitely a sign that hot comfort food must happen starting now.

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    • I can’t resist the reaction I get. He gets this crazy hilarious look on his face and laughs while trying to get away from me–we basically turn into little kids when I do it. :) Yup, it’s definitely time for the hot comfort food.

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  8. Wow if this wont warm you up I do not know what will my friend!
    You make me want to eat chicken :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. We are still waiting here for our cooler weather, it is slowly creeping in! I honestly don’t think I have ever even had chicken fried steak, let alone made it. I think it confused me as a kid so I just stayed away. Yours looks absolutely delicious.

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  10. Hot bacon grease? You’ve got me hooked here for life, Veronica! I will never tire of beautiful southern classics like this!

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  11. it is so cold here too! can you believe i’ve never had chicken fried steak? this looks delish.

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  12. It was 36 degrees when I got out of bed this morning – wtheck?! Although I am loving the day time temps in the 50s!

    Mmmm…chicken fried steak – me likey! I had cube steak last night too – we are on a tight budget so no sirloin steaks in our future. :(

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  13. Kansas has nothing on our Okie weather. And as an Okie, I can safely say that that is one mighty fine chicken fry!

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  14. That crust…oh that crust!!! Soaking up that gravy!!! You tantalize me, Veronica, with that pic.

    It’s been unusually hot here in LA, but finally it is starting to cool down…70s now!

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  15. My husband LOVES chicken fried steak–often orders it at most restaurants when we go out to eat. I can’t seem to make it well enough for him, but this looks great and I will have to try it.

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  16. It’s 86 degrees here in Austin. ;) Ha ha sucker! :) I’ll be back in Wichita for Nov & will probably freeze to death!!

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  17. Notes: I like, thirded (is that a word?) this recipe. She uses three pounds, I found three pieces of cube steak that totaled just over a pound. So I used only about 3/4 cup of milk and one egg for the wet mixture and only about 1 and 1/2 cups of flour (plus a tablespoon-ish of seasoned salt and pepper and just a dusting of cayenne) for the wet mixture. The gravy made what was obviously the full amount, so unfortunately a lot was wasted, but now I know for next time I could use only a couple tablespoons of grease and less flour and milk for a smaller amount. I’m not complaining though, because man was it good. I also used WalMart brand lactose-free whole milk and it was perfect.

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  18. This looks amazing! Love country gravy :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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