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Home-made Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy

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Get on your apron, and prepare your own Home-made Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 kg tenderized steak
Chicken Fried Steak

Country gravy:


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken or beef stock (I used chicken)
  • 1 cup milk (I used cream)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


How to prepare the Steaks:

  1. Whisk 1 cup flour, onion and garlic powders, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl.
  2. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and water.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in the skillet till sizzling.
  4. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge the steak in the flour mixture, then the egg, and then back in the flour mixture to coat.
  6. Add the steak to the skillet. Repeat with the remaining steaks adding more oil as needed.
  7. Work in batches if necessary so as to not overcrowd the pan.
  8. Overcrowding will cause the steaks to steam and the coating will not get crisp.
  9. Cook the stakes for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  10. Flip the steaks and continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes until golden.
  11. Transfer the steaks to a platter or baking sheet and cover with foil to keep warm.

How to prepare the Gravy:

  1. Add butter to the same skillet and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Whisk together in the pan and cook until golden.
  3. Slowly whisk in the chicken stock and continue cooking until thickened.
  4. Stir in the cream until smooth and beginning to thicken.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the steaks immediately with the gravy.


  1. A few years ago I came across the recipe for Chicken Fried Steak and I made it.
  2. I came across the video again lately and it looked so nice I decided to make it again.
  3. If anyone is as curious as me as to why it’s called ‘chicken’ fried ‘steak’ (well I googled its origin and here’s a brief synopsis of it “Chicken fried steak is an American breaded cutlet dish consisting of a piece of beefsteak.
  4. Where and when the term “chicken-fried steak” began remains a mystery.
  5. The precise origins of the dish are unclear, but many sources attribute its development to German and Austrian immigrants to Texas in the 19th century.
  6. There’s no denying that chicken-fried steak is a culinary icon of Texas (Well, in my opinion, I think the Germans and the Austrians took the “Schnitzel” to Texas and the Texans must’ve said you fry your steak like we fry our chicken!
  7. Anyway, after that Bayan, moving on … Now whilst I’ve never followed a recipe verbatim in my life, this pretty much (95%) sums up what a “Chicken-Fried” Steak is all about (BTW it came out fantastic – especially the sauce).
  8. Served with potato wedges and slap-dash egg fried rice.

Prepared, tried, and tested Melanie Kramar

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2 thoughts on “Home-made Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy”

  1. That looks amazing! I think this type of food gets a bad rap because of gravy and breading, of course, but anything you make at home can be tailored to be healthier – home cooking always!

    • Thanks John, yes anything you make at home you can make to your own preference and liking. Hope you enjoy it and I am looking forward to your next Guest post.


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