Old-Fashioned Chicken Fried Steak With Pan Gravy

Recipe by JoAnn Lynn
READY IN: 20mins




  • Heat 1/4 inch oil in heavy skillet on med-high heat.
  • Combine 1 cup milk with egg. Pour into a shallow pie pan.
  • Season 1 cup flour with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sift together in another pie pan.
  • Tenderize the steak well and trim off excess fat.
  • Dip the meat into egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture. Press flour into the meat. Repeat for a crispier coating.
  • When oil is hot, fry meat for 9-12 minutes.
  • This allows additional tenderizing of the meat. When fried meat is golden brown, drain on paper towels.
  • Pour off all but 4 Tbsp of the cooking oil from skillet.
  • Over medium heat, slowly stir in the flour, stirring constantly.
  • Combine milk and water. Slowly add to skillet; stirring constantly. Loosen bits from bottom of pan while stirring. This is where the flavor is.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. When bubbling, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve this dish with Mashed Potatoes.