Country Fried Steak & Gravy - Paula Deen

Recipe by Nana Lee
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • STEAK:
  • 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.
  • GRAVY:
  • 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.
  • NOTE:
  • See Paula Deen's biscuits to serve with this.