THE BEST EASY CHICKEN FRIED STEAK RECIPE

This easy chicken fried steak recipe is worth it's weight in gold. It produces perfect chicken fried steak; when served with mashed potatoes, homemade bread and gravy; it's a meal made in heaven.
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TOTAL TIME

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SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    (1/2 lb) beef steaks

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 2

    tsp baking powder

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • 1

    tsp homemade onion powder

  • 1

    tsp homemade garlic powder

  • 1

    tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 3/4

    tsp salt

  • 1-1/2

    cups buttermilk, recipe below

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    TBS homemade hot sauce

  • (or to taste)2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3

    cups shortening for frying

Directions

Place the 2 cups of flour in a shallow bowl and add the baking powder, baking soda, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a separate shallow bowl. Stir in the buttermilk, egg, hot sauce, and garlic. Dredge each steak first in the flour, then in the batter, and again in the flour. Pat the flour onto the surface of each steak so they are completely coated with dry flour. Heat the shortening in a deep cast-iron pan or heavy skillet to 325 degrees. Fry the steaks until evenly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Place fried steaks on a plate with paper towels to drain. Take a slotted spoon and collect all of the solid remnants that are in the oil and place in a bowl. Drain the fat from the skillet, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Return the remnants to the skillet with the reserved 1/4 cup of oil. On medium, whisk the remaining flour into the oil. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release solids into the gravy. Stir in the milk, raise the heat to medium, and bring the gravy to a simmer, cook until thick, 6 to 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Spoon the gravy over the steaks to serve. Buttermilk Recipe: Place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in the bottom of a one cup measuring cup and fill remainder with milk. Let sit for 15 minutes and it's ready for the recipe.

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