Chicken-Fried Hamburger

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from a recipe by OmegaJasmine at Hamburger patties are given the chicken-fried steak treatment. Nutrition information provided includes the full amount of oil, even though most of it is left behind, and is therefore unreliable.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups crushed saltine crackers or 2 cups breadcrumbs, divided
  • 12 cup oil (for frying)


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, parsley, chili powder, salt, egg, and 1 cup of crushed saltine crackers. Form into patties. Coat patties with remaining cracker crumbs, and place them on a plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties for about 7 minutes per side, or until the centers are well done and the outside is golden brown.
Most Helpful

Dh LOVED this. The crispy cracker coating on the burger really hit the spot for him. I'm not much on chicken fried steak, so it wasn't my favorite, but a nice change. Thanks for posting.

eknecht August 10, 2009

I used ground turkey instead of hamburger, and added a bit of garlic as well. I also topped it with brown gravy. It was absolutely delicious! DH raved about it to all his co-workers who asked for the recipe! This also freezes well if you pre-make the patties. Then thaw overnight/day, roll in the breadcrumbs and fry them up!

Picaflora April 19, 2009

I loved these the first time I made them. Second time I decided to spice them up a bit. I added garlic powder, sea salt, celery salt and some onion powder to the breadcrumb mixture. 1/2 teaspoon of each. Really gave them a little extra kick.. Love them both ways!

Kris Holsti October 30, 2008