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Quick Country-Fried Steak

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"That delicious old-country taste right at home. Always a big hit. Whip up some mashed potatoes and even some peas and carrots and you've got a whole meal ready to go! Amount of left-over mixture depends on how evenly and how thoroughly you coat each steak. Tweaking and experimenting will be required to nail down a better proportion ratio so that there is less mix left over."
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40 m servings 564
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Beat 2/3 cup milk and eggs together in a bowl. Whisk crackers, 3/4 cup flour, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a shallow bowl.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dip each steak into the milk-egg mixture; transfer to cracker mixture and press to coat evenly.
  4. Fry coated steaks in the hot oil until browned, about 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Transfer cooked steaks to a serving platter, retaining drippings in the skillet.
  5. Stir 1/2 cup flour into steak drippings until dissolved and pasty, 3 to 4 minutes. Cook and stir onion into flour mixture until evenly coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour 2 3/4 cup milk into onion mixture; cook and stir until gravy is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup oil to gravy; cook and stir until incorporated and gravy is boiling, about 1 minute. Season gravy with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper; serve alongside steak.


  • Cook'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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 564 calories; 32 39.8 27.9 107 1082 Full nutrition

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The gravy had no flavor, steak had no spice recommendations and tasted very oily.

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I have always done the same thing with cubed steaks, brown then pour cream of mushroom soup over it with a little milk, onion and garlic salt and bake. I wanted to try something different and fo...

I am not a good cook but I tried this last week and it was awesome!! Finally made gravy that was more than enough in quantity, and tasted great! Normally I only like brown gravy but this was r...

The gravy had no flavor, steak had no spice recommendations and tasted very oily.

Perhaps I ignored the red flags when looking at the ingredients. There wasn't anything in the way of pizazz to signal it would be anything but bland, so my fault for expectations. Perhaps it i...

This was delicious. The only changes I made was to cut the recipe in half since I only had 3 steaks to prepare. I will be making this again!

This was very good and very easy. Our cube steak was tough, but that's not the recipe's fault. Made country gravy from a package. Quicker that way.

I used Bread Crumbs instead of crackers.

I made this just like it was written and my family loved it! Thank you for sharing. The only thing I did differently, was I used Venison cube steak.