This dish we prepared last evening was phenomenal

Ah, chicken fried steak, a dish that’s the epitome of Southern comfort food, inviting cozy feelings of home cooking to your dinner table. Its origins blend the simplicity of country cuisine with influences from the German Wiener Schnitzel, creating a delectable fusion. It’s the perfect recipe for those seeking to turn an economical cut of beef into something tender, crispy, and utterly delightful. Indeed, it’s like a warm embrace on a plate after a long day.

This dish is perfectly accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes, ready to absorb all the savory gravy, and a side of buttered green beans or sweet corn on the cob for a fresh, colorful addition. And for the ultimate comfort experience, don’t hesitate to add a flaky biscuit to the spread.

Southern Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy Recipe

Servings: 4 Generous Portions


For the Steak:

4 tenderized cube steaks (about 1/2 inch thick)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

Vegetable oil for frying

For the Gravy:

2 tablespoons reserved frying oil

Written by carmen waller

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