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Country Fried Steak with Creamy Gravy made crispy, super tender and tasty using a buttermilk marinade. Hearty and delicious with a flavorful milk gravy, it is the ultimate comfort food.
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Country Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Country Fried Steak with Creamy Gravy made crispy, super tender and tasty using a buttermilk marinade. Hearty and delicious with a flavorful milk gravy, it is the ultimate comfort food. 
Course Breakfast, Main Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 616kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounces each) cube steaks
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • salt to taste for seasoning meat
  • pepper to taste for seasoning meat
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • canola oil

For Cream Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons pan drippings
  • 2 tablespoons flour (reserved from flour coating)
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place each steak on a flat working surface and using a meat mallet, pound until about 1/4-inch thick.
  • In a bowl, combine cube steaks and the buttermilk. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 to 4 hours. Drain well, reserving 1/4 cup of the buttermilk. Pat the cube steaks dry and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a shallow plate, combine flour, corn starch, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, and cayenne pepper. 
  • In a shallow baking dish, combine egg and the reserved 1/4 cup buttermilk and whisk until blended. 
  • Working with one steak at a time, dredge in flour mixture, dip into egg mixture and then in the flour mixture again until fully coated. Arrange breaded steaks in a single layer on a wire rack and let stand for about 3 to 5 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture.
  • In a cast iron skillet or thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 1/2- inch deep of oil to 350 F (until the oil is shimmering but not smoking).
  • Add steaks one at a time into the hot oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain excess oil on a wire rack. Keep warm and proceed with making the cream gravy.

For Cream Gravy

  • Remove oil from pan leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan drippings. 
  • Over medium heat, sprinkle the reserved 2 tablespoons flour over the drippings and whisk until smooth. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
  • Slowly add milk, whisking vigorously and scraping loose browned bits from the bottom and sides of skillet. 
  • Cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season with salt to taste and generously with pepper. Serve hot over country fried steaks.

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 1256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 4.4mg