Around the World: U.S. Chicken Fried Steak (Recipe)

Happy Thursday, friends! We’re over halfway through the week :). I hope you’ve enjoyed these recipes as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.

Today, we’re in my home country, the United States, and making one of my all-time favorite meals (who am I kidding? All of the meals this week are high on my list!): Chicken Fried Steak!

This one’s quite a bit more complex than the others have been up to now, but totally worth the effort.

Here we go!

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For the steak, you’ll need:

Steak (any kind will do, even a cheap cut)

2 eggs, beaten

1-2 packets of Shake-n-Bake for chicken

Oil for frying

Cut the steak into smallish pieces. You don’t want nuggets, but you want each piece to have plenty of breading, so you don’t want them as big as if you’d be grilling the steak.

Crack the eggs into a dish and beat. Pour the shake-n-bake into another dish.

While you’re dipping the steak, heat the oil over medium to medium-high heat.

Dip the steak first into the egg, then into the shake-n-bake. Fry in the hot oil until cooked to your preferences. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes a side or so for medium-well.

Once you’ve cooked all the steak, pour off all but a couple of tablespoons of the oil. Add in enough flour to make a roux, then stir in milk and/or chicken broth to make a gravy. For 2 tablespoons of milk/flour, you’ll want about a cup and a half of liquid.

Serve with mashed potatoes and the gravy and some corn for a truly American meal!



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8 thoughts on “Around the World: U.S. Chicken Fried Steak (Recipe)

  1. marcyky 04/10/2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

    oh my goodness. I am so hungry now. I love chicken fried steak with gravy (but I’ve never cooked it!) this looks simple enough even I can do it! thank you!

  2. John Gwen Toliver 04/10/2014 at 12:28 pm Reply

    I can never make too much when I do chicken-fried steak. The family devours it. Thanks for this recipe! 🙂

  3. sarahelisabeth65 04/10/2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    This sounds good but what is Shake-n-Bake? I’ve never seen it here.

    • wendy 04/10/2014 at 3:44 pm Reply

      Yeah, I don’t think you guys have it in England. It’s a kind of breading designed to go on your meat before baking. You could substitute seasoned bread crumbs or whatever else you typically use to make fried chicken for this recipe 🙂

  4. Melanie (Wren) 04/11/2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    Oh girl—-you are speaking to my Southern roots now! I haven’t had or made this in ages. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering!

    • wendy 04/11/2014 at 7:47 pm Reply

      Right?!! Love chicken fried steak! :p

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  6. Lisa 05/27/2014 at 3:03 pm Reply

    This is another one that I know will be a big hit in my house. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you will be able to join us again this week.

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