Southern Living's Country Fried Steak

Recipe by Little Bee
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks.
  • Set aside.
  • combinecracker crumbs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and red pepper.
  • whisk together 3/4 cup milk and eggs.
  • Dredge steaks in cracker crumb mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge in cracker mixture again.
  • POUR oil into a 12-inch skillet;heat to 360 degrees.
  • Do not use a nonstick skillet.
  • I like to use a cast iron skillet for this.
  • Fry steaks 10 minutes.
  • Turn and fry 4 to 5 more minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a wire rack on a jellyroll pan.
  • Keep steaks warm in a 225 degree oven.
  • Carefully drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
  • whisk together remaining 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 4 cups milk.
  • Pour mixture into reserved drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Serve gravy with steaks and mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
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