Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 flank steak (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk
  • to taste vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 6 ounces bacon, finely chopped
  • 14 cup onion, minced
  • 3 cups whole milk


  1. Cut the flank steak into four equal portions, crosswise. Using a meat mallet, pound out the steak, about 1/4-inch. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Season 2 cups of the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the steaks in the seasoned flour.
  3. Dip the steaks in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off.
  4. Dredge the steaks in the seasoned flour, coating each side completely.
  5. Add enough oil to a large skillet to fill about 1/4-inch of the pan. Heat the oil. When the oil is hot, carefully lay the steaks in the hot oil.
  6. Pan-fry the steaks for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. In another skillet, render the bacon until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Add the onions and continue to saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  10. Whisk in the milk and bring the liquid to a simmer, cook the gravy for 3 to 4 minutes. If the gravy is too thick add a little more milk and if too thin, cook a little longer.
  11. Remove from the heat and season with salt an black pepper.
  12. Spoon the gravy over each steak.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I only used one pan though. I fried the bacon, removed and fried the steak in the bacon grease. Then did the rest the same as your recipe. (That's the "Southern" in me I guess, Love that bacon grease!!!)

Lali September 23, 2001

I absolutely LOVED this recipe, most particularly the gravy. It was thick, and the bacon adds a wonderful flavor. I made this recipe as indicated, along with some "fried" potatoes. My husband and I loved it! Thanks!

Lollipaup24 January 18, 2004

This was sooooo good. Everyone loved it at my house.

1015095 October 21, 2009

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