Country Fried Steak & Gravy - Paula Deen
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 8 (4 ounce) tenderized beef round steak (cube steaks)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon house seasoning (see below)
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 quart whole milk
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 1 cup salt
- 1⁄4 cup black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup garlic powder
- Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle 1 side of the meat with the House Seasoning and the other side with the seasoning salt, and then dredge the meat in buttermilk and then flour.
- Heat 1/2 cup oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add 2 or 4 of the steaks to the hot oil and fry until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.
- Remove each steak to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Repeat with the remaining steaks, adding up to 1/4 cup more oil, as needed.
- Drain all but 4 TBS drippings, and scrapings.
- Add 4 tablespoons flour to the pan drippings, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon.
- Stir in the pepper and the salt.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the flour is medium brown and the mixture is bubbly.
- Slowly add the whole milk, stirring constantly with whisk.
- Return the steaks to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low, and place the onions on top of the steaks.
- Cover the pan, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- See Paula Deen's biscuits to serve with this.
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I use lots more freshly ground black pepper on the steak, and som Dash substitute for the salt. Morton's salt substitue work real well. very flavorful. I am cutting out most salt when I can. Montreal steak seasoning is my favorite for beef. Try it. A True Southern cook. 83 yrs old, graduate from Winthrop College with a Major in Home Economics..Loves Southern cooking
I love country fried steak, and this recipe was no exception. I cut the recipe in half with no problems. I did have a little trouble keeping all the breading on the meat, it wanted to fall off after the first flip.....but I managed to keep it all together. Delicious meal. Thanks for sharing! Made for Cooking Tag Mania game.
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