Poor Man's Chicken Fried Steak

"My mom used to make this for all of us and I still make it today. It is one of our favorites and it's cheep to make. I don't know for sure how long it takes to make--times are a guess."
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  • Heat a small amount of oil in your pan for frying.
  • Mix up meat and salt and pepper form into patties.
  • Dip in the egg.
  • Roll in cracker crumbs.
  • Place in the oil and cook until needing to be flipped then flip and finish until desired doneness.
  • Can be topped with mushroom soup for gravy or you can make a milk gravy.
  • Other substitutions are adding garlic powder or onion soup mix or Worcestershire sauce.

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  1. Marsha D.
    Most excellent recipe! I had no problems at all with this recipe. It was fantastic! My husband loved it and said this was a perfect meal. I made a white gravy to have over the steaks. This recipe is a keeper and one I will make again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  2. Angie Staiert
    Wonderful easy recipe!! My whole family loves it. We put brown gravy with some mushrooms on top to juice it up a bit.
  3. Montana Heart Song
    I agree with the previous reviewer, the mixture was a little too dry and I knew it before I dipped in the egg and cracker crumbs so I added some evaporated milk but if someone is not purchasing lean hamburger, this is the perfect recipe because there is enough fat content to make it juicy and not dry. I also added a little A-1 sauce to the meat for flavor but that is a personal prefence. Thanks for posting.
  4. ChefKristine
    Would definitely make this again, but I felt the meat was rather dry the first time I made it. Tried it again tonight and mixed 4 slices of bread, soaked in milk, with the meat before dipping in the egg and milk mixture. Excellent and not too dry. Youngest asked for thirds!



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