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Homemade chicken fried steak with white gravy

Chicken Fried Steak

The perfect southern dish, Chicken Fried Steak! Tender thin cut of beef breaded and fried just like when you make fried chicken.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Fried Steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1047kcal
Author Lauren


White Gravy


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Pound the steaks to about 1/4-inch thickness using a meat pounder.
  • Place 2 cups of flour in a pie pan or a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate pie pan or mixing bowl stir together the baking powder, baking soda, pepper, and salt.
    Than stir in the buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce to the baking powder mixture.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a deep cast-iron skillet to 325 degrees F.
  • Dredge each steak first in the flour, then in the batter, and again in the flour. Be sure to pay flour mixture onto the steaks to make sure it is well covered.
  • Fry the steaks until evenly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Place fried steaks on a plate with paper towels to drain.
  • Once they have drained place the steaks onto a sheet pan that is lined with a cooling rack.
  • Place the steaks in the oven and bake while making your gravy.

How to Make White Gravy

  • Drain the fat from the skillet, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid and as much of the solid remnants as possible.
  • Return the skillet to medium-low heat with the 1/4 cup of reserved oil.
  • Whisk the 1/2 cup flour into the oil. 
    Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release solids into the gravy. Stir in the milk over medium heat, 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.


Serving: 1steak | Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 1487mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 534mg | Iron: 7.4mg