Chicken-Fried Steak

A little bit of masa harina is mixed in with the flour used to coat the steaks (and to make the gravy) in this easy recipe; it adds a bit more crunch and some subtle corn flavor.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 cube steaks (6 oz.)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup masa harina
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Directions

  • Place cube steaks on waxed paper. On shallow plate, mix flour, masa harina, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and chili powder; stir until combined.
  • In shallow bowl, beat eggs with ½ cup cream, ½ teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  • Dredge steaks in flour mixture, then dip into egg mixture and back into flour mixture. Place on wire rack and let stand for 15 minutes to dry.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F. In deep heavy skillet, heat oil to 375°F. Fry steaks, two or three at a time, for 8 minutes, then turn and fry for 4–5 minutes longer until crisp and golden. As steaks are cooked, remove to warm oven.
  • When all steaks are cooked, carefully remove most of the oil from the pan, leaving the drippings and brown bits behind in about 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture used to dredge steaks and cook and stir over medium heat until light brown. Add milk, ½ cup heavy cream, and broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture simmers and thickens. Serve gravy over steaks.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 cube steaks (6 oz.)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup masa harina
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Directions

  • Place cube steaks on waxed paper. On shallow plate, mix flour, masa harina, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and chili powder; stir until combined.
  • In shallow bowl, beat eggs with ½ cup cream, ½ teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  • Dredge steaks in flour mixture, then dip into egg mixture and back into flour mixture. Place on wire rack and let stand for 15 minutes to dry.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F. In deep heavy skillet, heat oil to 375°F. Fry steaks, two or three at a time, for 8 minutes, then turn and fry for 4–5 minutes longer until crisp and golden. As steaks are cooked, remove to warm oven.
  • When all steaks are cooked, carefully remove most of the oil from the pan, leaving the drippings and brown bits behind in about 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture used to dredge steaks and cook and stir over medium heat until light brown. Add milk, ½ cup heavy cream, and broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture simmers and thickens. Serve gravy over steaks.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories780
Total Fat61g
Saturated Fat19g
Cholesterol190mg
Sodium810mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein31g