Country Fried Steak with White Gravy recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Country Fried Steak with White Gravy

Serves 4

Buttermilk and eggs are the secret to extra tenderness inside and a crispy crust on Country Fried Steak with White Gravy. Follow this step-by-step recipe for a classic Southern meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6-ounce) Certified Angus Beef ® cube steaks
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups peanut or canola oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons reserved cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

Instructions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, 1-teaspoon salt and 1/2-teaspoon pepper; place in a one gallon zipper-locking bag with cube steaks. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, overnight preferred.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2-teaspoon pepper and onion powder. Remove and reserve 2-tablespoons of seasoned flour for later. Place remaining seasoned flour in shallow baking dish.
  3. Transfer cube steaks and buttermilk marinade to a second shallow baking dish. Pull steaks from liquid and 1) dredge each in flour, 2) return to buttermilk mixture, then 3) back into flour-- making sure to work the seasoned flour into the steak by pressing with your fingertips. Transfer steaks to a wire rack or paper towels on a sheet pan and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Add oil to a deep 12” cast iron skillet, Dutch oven or deep fryer making sure to only come up about half way to the top of the pan; heat oil to 350°-375°F. Working in batches, fry breaded steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer steaks to a paper towel or rack to drain away oil; keep warm.
  5. Heat 2-tablespoons oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat and add reserved seasoned flour. Whisk for 3 minutes or until flour just begins to brown; whisk in milk, remaining 1-teaspoon salt and 1/2-teaspoon pepper and whisk continuously. Bring gravy to a boil then reduce to a simmer while whisking for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve steaks topped with warm gravy.

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