This Chicken Fried Steak recipe will take what is sometimes a very tough cut of meat and make it fork tender.
Some folks call it Country Fried Steak, I guess it just depends what part of the country you are from but the folks around here call it Chicken Fried Steak and if you've never had it, you need to try cause you're gonna love it!
Mama's Chicken Fried Steak
4 Large Cubed steaks
2 tablespoons of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1 cup of self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of shortening for frying
For the Gravy:
1/4 cup of shortening
1/4 cup of flour
2 to 3 cups of milk
salt and pepper
Here's what you need to do:
You'll need to 2 pie plates.
In the other pie plate, mix the egg and Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Cover the steak with plastic wrap and pound out thin to about 1/4 inch.
Place the steak into the egg mixture and then into the flour mixture. Press it in the flour to thoroughly coat.
Heat shortening in a large skillet (cast iron works best) over medium high heat. Place steaks in frying pan.
Fry until the first side is a nice golden brown about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Turn down the heat and add the shortening and flour to the pan and cook for a few minutes until the flour starts to brown.
Add the milk, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Plate up your steak and pour that wonderful gravy over it. I'm sure you'll agree that this is the best country fried steak recipe you've ever made!
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