How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Cut the steak into 4 equal portions.
  • Place the buttermilk in a medium baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and 2 t. kosher salt and 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper in a bowl and divide between 2 baking dishes.
  • Dredge the pieces a few at a time in the flour mixture and pat off excess, then dip in the buttermilk and allow excess to drain off. Dredge in the second dish of flour and pat off the excess. Put the chicken pieces on a baking rack set over a baking sheet while the oil heats.
  • Place 1-inch of oil in a large cast iron skillet until it reaches 350 degrees F on a thermometer. Add the steak, 2 pieces at a time and cook until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels and season with salt. Repeat with the remaining meat. Transfer the meat to a rack set on a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm while you make the gravy.
  • Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of the fat from the pan, leaving the crunchy pieces from the breading. Add the bacon and cook until golden brown and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Return the pan to the stove over medium heat. Whisk the flour into the pan and let cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the warm milk and continue to cook, whisking occasionally until thickened. Stir in heavy cream, thyme, beef bouillon, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and freshly ground black pepper. I set the chicken fried steak back into the gravy so that the meat can soak in some of the gravy before serving. Now dish 1 piece per person ladled with some of the sauce and garnished with a few pieces of bacon.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Great job on the steaks! And a great recipe, too! I love that you used buttermilk! Thank you for sharing your recipe and the great directions!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    My favorite all time comfort food....
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  • bodana63 13 years ago
    I love this sounds of your recipe best so far. I am going to stray away from it a little, not much but Mmm Mmmm good. This is my dinner tonight! Thanks! Roxy
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  • michellem 13 years ago
    Looks like a great hearty recipe to start the day off with a smile!! Your photos are so good and the recipe is amazing! Michelle
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    " It was excellent "
    knoxcop ate it and said...
    You got it Shandy! This is exactly (down to the worcestershire) the way we do it, too. Southern fried steak & gravy...mmmmm! Great post and great pics too! --Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    This will work for me. Taters and side of Peas and you have the works.
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  • jett2whit 13 years ago
    Oh my! Sounds like a winner. Jett
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  • angelgirl94 13 years ago
    All I need now are some hot buttered biscuits. Just printed your recipe and will be trying it just as soon as I can get my hands on some steaks. Thanks for sharing. Delicious!!!
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