Southern Chicken Fried Steak

Recipe by Southern Lady
READY IN: 30mins




  • In medium bowl, place first 7 "dry" ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, place the next 4 "liquid" ingredients and use whisk to mix well. Set aside.
  • Carefully transfer dry mixture onto a dinner plate.
  • Start heating oil of your choice to a medium high heat in large skillet (Cast Iron is true Southern style).
  • The oil should be about 1/4" to 1/2" deep and should not cover the entire cutlet.
  • Take a cutlet and dredge in flour mixture.
  • Take same cutlet and dip in egg mixture until entirely coated.
  • REPEAT dredging same cutlet in flour mixture.
  • Repeat process for each cutlet.
  • Discard unused egg and flour mixtures.
  • In well heated oil, carefully place cutlets and fry until golden brown on bottom.
  • Turn each cutlet over to brown the other side.
  • Each side should take about 4 - 5 minutes.
  • Place fried cutlets on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Pour off all but 1/4 C grease from skillet.
  • Heat to a Medium High temperature.
  • Slowly add Flour whisking until well blended. (Don't use leftover flour/cornmeal mixture).
  • When the color slightly begins to darken, slowly add milk.
  • Continue whisking to prevent lumps.
  • Gravy will begin to bubble and thicken.
  • Add evaporated milk and whisk well.
  • Add chicken stock and whisk well.
  • Add Salt and Pepper, blending well.
  • Allow gravy to simmer 2 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn off heat and allow to sit 2-5 minutes before serving.
  • Gravy will thicken nicely.