Classic Chicken-Fried Steak

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

The title says it all...classic chicken fried steak. If desired, serve with gravy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together flour, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne. Transfer to a shallow dish or pie plate.
  2. In a separate shallow dish, whisk together eggs and milk (or buttermilk).
  3. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Dredge each steak in flour, shaking off excess, dip in egg, then back into the flour. Set coated steaks aside.
  4. Pour about 1 inch of oil into a high-sided pan and heat to medium high. Place a small cube of bread in the oil; when it starts to brown, the oil is ready. Carefully place steaks in oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding. When the first side is browned (about 3-4 minutes), carefully turn over using a fork or tongs. Fry another 4-5 minutes on the second side, or until nicely browned. Transfer steaks to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm in a low oven.
  5. Repeat with remaining steaks, adding oil if necessary (be sure to allow oil to re-heat between batches).
Most Helpful

I miss living in the South where you could find this on most menus. This was a nice *classic* version. Loved that it was double dipped to give it a nice crunchy coating. Thanks for the memories GailAnn. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag.

lazyme December 18, 2011

Made this tonite...wasn't exactly the recipe I was looking for, but it was "OK". Might make it again...IDK for sure, but THANKS for sharing!!!

Ackman January 11, 2012