Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

"Traditional southern fare....great with mashed potatoes! All southern diners have this on the menu....pure comfort food! Found some similar recipes posted, but none just like this."
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine 1/4 cup all purpose flour, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle on both sides of the steaks.
  • Combine egg and 2 tbsp milk in a shallow dish. Dip steaks in the egg mixture, and dredge in the cracker crumbs.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a large, heavy skillet. Fry steaks in hot oil over medium heat until browned, turning once. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove steaks, and drain on paper towels. Keep warm. Drain off drippings, reserving 3 tbsp in skillet.
  • Add 3 tbsp flour to drippings in skillet, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth and 1/2 cup milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in a dash or Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Serve gravy with steaks.

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Reviews

  1. BLUE ROSE
    Thanks to Best of 2011 Cookbook Official Game I picked this recipe to try.<br/><br/>This recipe surprised me. I picked this recipe for my DH & I was the one who also loved it. The flavor was just right.<br/><br/>7 Stars
     
  2. lazyme
    Nothing better than chicken fried steak and gravy on a cold winter day! This was a really nice version - loved the saltines as a crust. The gravy was good over the steak and mashed potatoes. Thanks breezermom for another keeper. Made for Potluck Tag.
     
  3. AZPARZYCH
    This is really good! I made as is with three large steaks and it was the perfect amount. I did simmer the meat for about 25 minutes and they did get a little soggy, but since they were bigger I wanted to make sure they were cooked through. The cracker crumbs made it! I loved the saltiness from them. The gravy was flavorful, easy to make and the perfect amount to cover the three steaks with some extra for the potatoes. Served with recipe#410503 and recipe#314192. Made for 1-2-3-Hits.
     
  4. wicked cook 46
    This was my first time making chicken fried steak. YUM. Easy to make a delicious. Made for I recommend tag
     
  5. Chocolatl
    This is one of my husband's favorite dishes, and he really loved this version. I did not simmer the meat for more than a couple of minutes after browning, because I was afraid it would get soggy, but it didn't really need more cooking. The cracker crumbs make a nice crust. I served this with biscuits, and the gravy was excellent over both the biscuits and the meat. Thanks for posting!
     
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