Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy

I made a dinner the whole family enjoyed. This is a red letter day! No “eww” or “I am not hungry.” There was a lot of complaining from the clean up but none from the dinner. What is this amazing dinner? A meal I have no recipe for, sorry. Ok, I don’t have a recipe but I can tell you how to make Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy.

Take a package of cube steaks out of the fridge. Find your flat bowls or a pie plate. In one mix two eggs and about 2 cups of milk. In the other mix about 1 1/2 cups of flour, a few teaspoons of salt and pepper. You know how salty/peppery your family likes things. Experiment. They can always salt more at the table.

Heat a skillet with a generous amount of cooking oil, crisco, or if you are the type-bacon drippings. Dredge steaks in egg/milk mixture, then in flour mixture-coating all sides. Fry up in your skillet until done-this doesn’t take very long. Flip halfway through. Take the steaks out of the pan. Scrape the pan a bit and leave the drippings in the pan. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Add a bit of milk and make a paste. Continue to add milk until thin. Cook until bubbly and thick. Serve gravy over steaks…and potatoes.

That is all there is to it. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans. In this house, some people also must have a slice of Wonder bread to go with.

So quick and famously successful, you have time to run over to Retro-Food Reviews and enter to win a $200.00 Visa (ooo just like cash but more fun) gift card from BlogHer. Contest closes tomorrow! (9/4)


  1. I have to admit, I’ve never eaten chicken-fried steak and it never really sounded that appealing . . . until now, as I sit here sipping my coffee at 7:10 AM. I could go for some of that. With a lot of pepper. Oh, and definitely a slice of Wonder Bread slathered in butter. Dang. What do I have for breakfast? Yogurt. BOO!

  2. Haven’t had chicken fried steak in ages. Sounds wonderful.

  3. I always fail to get a good breading on the steak. Maybe it’s because I just dipped in the flour, not in the egg milk mixture first? That and I always manage to lose all the breading from the one side before I flip it. I’ll have to try again with your non-recipe, as we all LOVE chicken fried steak at our house. Although I can’t call it that, because my hubby thinks chicken fried steak is chicken, and he doesn’t like chicken.

  4. LOL JD. Chicken Fried Steak is something oddly comfort food like and I didn’t much like it as a child-though my kids are crazy for it. It for a long time was the only meat @dtanton would eat when I made it for the rest of the family other than holiday meat. But you ought to eat more breakfast!

    TJ – The egg/milk mixture helps the crustiness quite a bit. @dtanton doesn’t call it chicken fried steak either. She calls it just cube steak I think.

  5. Chicken Fried Steak….never had it TW…but it sounds like something I would LOVE. Just another one of many of your recipes I’ve drooled over as I’ve read them. Yep, I’ve decided….I’m going to come live with you guys for a few days. I’m only10 minutes away. You wouldn’t even notice me with that house load of people. I’d try not to eat more than my share….but I couldn’t promise. Wait, wait…NO, MY DIET….My damn diet! No way could I live with you and be on my diet. I’ll just have to stay here and starve with my shitty food. But thanks for posting….I’ll just have to absorb what I can through your posts….Oh Poop!! ~Joy xo

  6. There is no such thing as left over chicken fried steak in my house. My son (the tall skinny one) will eat it until its gone. I heard that you should dip it in the flour first, then in the egg mixture, then back in the flour. It’s suppose to help hold the breading on. I don’t know if it helps, but that’s the way I do it.

%d bloggers like this: