My husband loves this. With that being said, I can’t eat it. To put it lightly, I had a really bad experience with cube steak when I was a teenager and it has caused me to not be able to eat it since. So to be honest, I don’t actually know how this tastes but the hubs says it’s great.
Chicken Fried Steak
- 1 lb cube steak, cut into 1/4 lb pieces
- Oil for frying
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt plus more to sprinkle
In flat dish with sides (I use a pie pan) mix together the eggs and milk, set aside.
On medium to medium high, heat enough oil in a large skillet to cover about half of the cube steak.
Take 1/4 lb of cube steak and put between plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or even a rolling pin, thin out the cube steak. You are wanting it to be around a 1/4 inch thick. Set aside and continue with the rest of the cube steaks.
In another pie pan, add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Take one of the thinned out cube steaks and sprinkle a little bit of salt on it. How much depends on your salt preference.
Press the cube steak into the flour using the heel of your hand. Repeat with other side. Lift and shake off excess flour and then put it in the egg mixture. Flip then shake off. Put it one more time into the flour mixture and push again using the heel of your hand. Flip, push into flour and then lift and shake off.
Gently place coated cube steak into hot oil and fry each side until browned. Usually about 2-5 minutes each side depending on the thickness of the steak and how hot the oil is. Repeat with remaining cube steaks.
I use the drippings from the cooked chicken fried steak to make gravy and then make a side of mashed potatoes.