Classic Chicken-Fried Steak

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 25mins




  • Whisk together flour, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne. Transfer to a shallow dish or pie plate.
  • In a separate shallow dish, whisk together eggs and milk (or buttermilk).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repeat with remaining steaks, adding oil if necessary (be sure to allow oil to re-heat between batches).