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Chicken Fried Steak And Gravy

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken-fried-steak-and-gravy
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 lb cube sirloin steaks
  • 2 ½ cup self-rising flour
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 ½ tsp seasoned salt or creole seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Gravy:
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp pan drippings
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • ⅔-3/4 cup half & half or cream
  • 2 tsp fresh chives chopped


  • Season the cube steaks on both sides with seasoned salt and black pepper.
  • Sift together the self-rising flour, panko breadcrumbs, 1 ½ tsp seasoned salt, 1 ½ tsp onion powder, 1 ½ tsp garlic powder, smoked paprika and cayenne. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the milk and eggs.
  • Dip the steaks into the seasoned flour, then into the egg wash, then back into the seasoned flour.
  • Place onto a pan. After all of the steaks are breaded refrigerate for 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • To prepare: Preheat the oven to 225°F and fit a baking rack into a baking pan.
  • Heat ½ inch of vegetable oil to 345-350°F in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or similar.
  • Fry the steak in batches cooking for 3-4 minutes per side until golden. Monitor the level of heat so as not to over brown.
  • Place on the rack and into the oven to keep warm while you make the gravy.
  • To make the gravy: Discard all but 4 Tbsp of the drippings.
  • Add the flour to the drippings stirring constantly over medium. Cook until brown around 1 minute. Add the seasonings.
  • Gradually add the beef broth whisking constantly. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the half & half. Bring to a boil. Thin further with additional half & half, if desired.
  • Lower the heat and allow the gravy to gently simmer for 3-5 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt, if needed.
  • Stir in the chives just before serving.
  • Serve drizzled over the chicken fried steak.


If using all-purpose flour for the breading add 2 tsp baking powder.