23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

My grandmother use to make this for my grandfather. She passed the recipe down to my mom who use to make this for our family, but especially for my father who absolutely LOVED this! I now make this for my husband! I serve this with buttered corn and smashed garlic potatoes!

Hawn
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with garlic and parsley. Dredge each tenderloin fillet in seasoned flour, dip in egg mixture, and dip back into flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour.

  • Gently place the steaks into the hot oil, 2 at a time, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  • Place the sausages in a small skillet over medium heat, and fry them until very dark brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Finely chop the sausages, and set aside. In the same skillet, melt butter, and stir in 3 tablespoons of flour. Cook the butter-flour mixture until it turns a pale beige color, about 1 minute, then stir in the sausage, cream, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce over the fried steaks.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

1202 calories; 104.1 g total fat; 441 mg cholesterol; 887 mg sodium. 34.2 g carbohydrates; 34.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
A chicken fried steak does not have chicken. It is called chicken fried because it is fried with a batter on it like chicken:)
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2014
My son wanted this for his birthday. I followed directions exactly. It was so awful we and our guests took all but 2 bites and tossed it. Think I'll look for another recipe. So disappointing and sad and costly. Such a waste of everything.
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
A chicken fried steak does not have chicken. It is called chicken fried because it is fried with a batter on it like chicken:)
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
my whole family loved this recipe my 7 year old daughter had 3 helpings its a bit labor intensive but worth it
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Loved this comfort food! I did add a little garlic and some seasoning salt to the flour and deep fried it as well. Awesome! To help the batter stick together- after coating the steaks I put them in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. They were perfect. This recipe is very versatile as well. You could use any kind of thin meat IMHO. Thanks for sharing!
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Very Good!!!
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
This was super easy and fast. I didn't make the gravy because of time but the chicken fried steak was really good.
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
This was AWESOME! I added some cayenne for a little kick I think 1/2 tsp...wonderful! This was the first time I have made chicken fried steak and this will be my go-to recipe from now on! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
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Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2011
Not wowed by this. The breading was good although my family prefers a bit more salt. I guess we are just used to the traditional cube steak version. The steak tenderloin version here is just too strong a beef taste. I like a more mellow beef flavor for this particular dish. Sticking with cube steak next time but will use the breading recipe again with more salt.
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
i made this on sunday it was just amazing my bf loved it thank you
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2011
I made this with Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all purpose flour and cube steak. My kids and husband GOBBLED IT UP!! I used the same recipe to make chicken fried chicken breast for me which I gobbled up. Since we don't do dairy we skipped on the gravy but it was still AWESOME! This will definitely be our go-to for chicken fried foods!
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