Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk baking mix (such as Bisquick)
- 2 lbs bottom round steaks (cut into strips) or 2 lbs top round steaks, pounded well to tenderize (cut into strips)
- vegetable oil
For the gravy
- 2 tablespoons pan drippings
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk or 2 cups heavy cream or 2 cups evaporated milk, room temperature
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- In a shallow pan or plate, sift together flour, salt, and pepper. In another shallow pan, combine egg and water. In still another shallow pan, place baking mix. Coat steak pieces in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with baking mix.
- In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add coated steak pieces, in batches, and fry 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked, add additional vegetable oil if needed. Remove from pan and keep cooked steaks warm in preheated oven (150°F). Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the cooking oil. Put the frying pan back over the heat and make the gravy.
- In the same frying pan with 2 tablespoons pan drippings, over medium heat, sprinkle flour over the oil and blend with a wooden spoon or whisk until smooth. Whisking or stirring constantly, slowly pour in milk, cream or evaporated milk; continue stirring, scraping loose browned bits from the bottom and sides of skillet, until the gravy begins to boil and thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or until gravy is thickened to the desired consistency and the flour has lost its raw, pasty taste. Remove from pan and serve hot with the steak strips.
Great steaks, and even better gravy. Made recipe as posted. Made for 2011 Cook Buffet.
This was great. My husband said it was even better as leftovers!
What a great recipe! This was easy and perfect for those tough round steaks...turned out great and the gravy was fantastic too! I served this with rolls, homemade mashed potatoes and creamed peas! What a meal!!