Chicken Fried Cube Steaks

"Down-home cookin', t'aint nothing quite like it! For breakfast, serve this with some taters. If you prefer it on the dinner menu, I suggest fresh steamed green beans and mashed taters."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by lazyme photo by lazyme
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Sprinkle meat tenderizer on both sides of steaks Prepare coating by mixing salt, pepper, and paprika into flour with a fork Beat eggs in a mixing bowl and stir in the milk Heat the oil/shortening at medium heat while you assemble the steaks.
  • If you have a large skillet you can fry more than one at a time.
  • Use enough oil/shortening so it covers the bottom of the skillet by 1/2 inch.
  • Dip each steak first in flour, then in egg&milk, then in flour, back in egg&milk, final dip in flour and then set carefully in the hot oil.
  • fry for about 10 min.
  • then turn steak over-be careful!
  • The steaks are heavy and you don't want to splatter hot oil everywhere!
  • If you have some metal tongs, they come in handy for this job, paired with a fork to lift the steak enough to get a firm grip on it.
  • Fry the other side for about 5 min. until golden, then use tongs/fork to lift onto a paper-toweled plate to drain.
  • Transfer 2-4 tbsp. grease from frying pan to sauce pot, heat at medium setting.
  • Make a roux by mixing 1/4 c. flour into the hot grease with a fork, cooking until golden brown.
  • Add milk and stir mixture often until it bubbles and thickens to your liking.
  • Salt and pepper the gravy.
  • Serve gravy over steaks.

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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    I've made lots of chicken fried steak, and this is hands down one of the best. Served it with corn, green beans and biscuits.
  2. lazyme
    Yum! We love chicken fried steak and loved this version. Very simple, tender, and yummy. Thanks TiaGem for a nice keeper. Made for I Recommend tag.
  3. maggiemay1969
    Super easy! Made this in no time last night for my husband and we are are Chicken Fried Steak aficionados. We both loved it! There isn't much to this recipe but it is GREAT! Very fast and yummy dinner. We served it with broccoli and mashed potatoes. Will definitely make it again soon.
  4. Catbird
    My husband said it was the best chicken fried steak he ever had. Thanks for posting.
  5. revo1257
    outstanding. Thanks!


  1. bartswrd
    Substitute seasoned flour for reg. flour and buttermilk for reg milk. Awesome flavor. Take your drippings and left over flour and buttermilk and make gravy for over your steak.


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