“I have been a vegetarian for the last 4 years, and missed some of the things I used to eat. Chicken fried steak is one of them; so through searching recipes and my own experience with "fake meats", I created this awesome recipe. It tastes just like the real deal, especially with country gravy (McCormick has a mix that doesn't have any meat).”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix"beef" crumbles with eggs, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, red onion, mushrooms, Bragg's (or soy sauce), 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 Tbs steak seasoning.
  2. Form into meatballs, only slightly flattened.
  3. Brown in a pan with about 2 Tbs oil (3-4 minutes).
  4. Allow to cool (a plate with a paper towel on top works best).
  5. For batter/breading mix water, flour, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, thyme, cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp salt, yeast (or thinkening agent).
  6. Allow batter to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  7. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan (do"drip test" of batter into hot oil to be sure if it's hot enough/too hot, ect) on medium heat.
  8. Dredge"meatballs" in batter and shake off any excess.
  9. Fry 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
  10. Place on paper towels to drain.
  11. Goes great with mashed potatoes and gravy.
  12. Hope you enjoy!

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