To get a nice coating on the cubed steak, I first coat it in flour, then dip it in an egg and milk mixture, and then coat it a mixture of flour and crushed saltine crackers with a little seasoned salt and cayenne pepper mixed in.
I like to cook Chicken Fried Steak in my cast iron pan. It retains heat so well and makes cooking this classic southern meal a breeze. I put almost an inch of oil in the pan, heat it over medium heat, and add the cubed steak in 2 batches. It only takes 3 to 4 minutes per side to cook.
When it comes to comfort food, Chicken Fried Steak is the real deal. Tenderized cubed steak is breaded and pan-fried and then topped with a creamy milk gravy made from the pan drippings.
6 pieces cube steak, about 2 pounds
salt and pepper
1 cup all purpose flour, divided
25 Saltine crackers, crushed
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
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1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 to 2 cups whole milk
Season cubed steak lightly with salt and pepper.
Place 1/2 cup flour on a plate.
Mix remaining 1/2 cup flour, Saltine crumbs, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl.
Whisk together eggs and 1/3 cup milk in another shallow bowl.
Dredge cubed steak in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with Saltine mixture.
Heat about 1/2-inch oil in a large pan (preferably cast iron) over medium heat.
Cook steak in 2 batches for about 3 minutes per side. Remove steak to a paper towel-lined plate.
Pour oil that is left in pan through a fine-meshed sieve into a heat-proof bowl. Measure out 1/4 cup and return it to pan.
Add flour to pan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.