Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

Serves: 4 people
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Chicken Fried Steak


  • 4 (4-ounce) cube steaks
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons black pepper, divided
  • 38 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 3/4 cups milk, divided
  • 3 1/2 cups peanut or vegetable oil
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


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Chicken Fried Steak is a mealtime classic. This recipe is super easy to follow and incredibly delicious. Give it a try!
  1. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper evenly over steaks.
  2. In a large bowl, combine saltine cracker crumbs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, 3/4 cup milk, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Dredge steaks in cracker mixture, dip in milk mixture and dredge again in cracker mixture. Make sure steaks are thoroughly coated.
  5. Pour oil into a 12-inch skillet and heat to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry steaks for 3 to 4 minutes, turn, and continue frying for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack.
  6. Carefully drain hot oil from skillet, reserving cooked bits and 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet. Whisk together the remaining 4 cups of milk, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Add milk mixture to skillet, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until it becomes a thick gravy.
  7. Serve steak alongside mashed potatoes and green beans. Garnish with parsley and cover in gravy. Enjoy!