Chicken-Fried Steak

Recipe by KathyP53
READY IN: 22mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 14
    teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 34
    teaspoons black pepper, divided
  • 4
    (4 ounce) cube steaks
  • 38
    saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 14
    cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 12
    teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 34
    cups milk, divided
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 3 12
    cups peanut oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper evenly over steaks.
  • Combine cracker crumbs, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, red pepper, and baking powder.
  • Whisk together 3/4 cup milk and eggs. Dredge steaks in cracker mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge again in cracker mixture.
  • Pour oil into a 12" skillet; heat to 360 degrees (do not use a nonstick skillet). Fry steaks 3-4 minutes. Turn and fry 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove steak to wire rack in a jellyroll pan. Keep steaks warm in a 225 degree oven. Carefully drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 1 tablespoon of dripping in skillet.
  • Whisk together remaining 4 cups of milk, 1/4 cup of flour, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon black pepper. Add milk mixture to reserved dripping in skillet; cook, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, or until thickened. Serve gravy with steaks.
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