How to Make Country Fried Steak

I just love southern food it is delicious. Here is my take on an ever so popular dish that can be eaten for dinner or in the morning for a hearty breakfast.πŸ‘πŸ™Œ

How to Make Country Fried Steak Recipe
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Ok let's get started, take the cubed steak and put it in a bag.

Ok let's get started, take the cubed steak and put it in a bag.

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A ziplock bag works well here. If you don't have any bags a bowl will do.πŸ‘

A ziplock bag works well here. If you don't have any bags a bowl will do.πŸ‘

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Take 3/4 cup of buttermilk

Take 3/4 cup of buttermilk

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And add it to the beef. The buttermilk will help tenderize the beef. All we need to do is to let it marinate in the buttermilk for at least 2 hours.

And add it to the beef. The buttermilk will help tenderize the beef. All we need to do is to let it marinate in the buttermilk for at least 2 hours.

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Set the remainder 1/4 cup on the side for now.

Set the remainder 1/4 cup on the side for now.

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Make sure you close the bag & that each piece is covered in the buttermilk. Now put it in the fridge. When your ready to fry the steaks  take them out 1/2 before using it so it can come to room temp.

Make sure you close the bag & that each piece is covered in the buttermilk. Now put it in the fridge. When your ready to fry the steaks take them out 1/2 before using it so it can come to room temp.

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Ok now take your sleeve of saltines.

Ok now take your sleeve of saltines.

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Put it in your food processor(if you have one)

Put it in your food processor(if you have one)

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And pulse it a few times until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs.

And pulse it a few times until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs.

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If you don't have a FP, get yourself A clear bag and put the crackers inside it.

If you don't have a FP, get yourself A clear bag and put the crackers inside it.

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Take a rolling pin and break them apart and roll the crackers until you reach the consistency of breadcrumbs.

Take a rolling pin and break them apart and roll the crackers until you reach the consistency of breadcrumbs.

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This is how it should look.πŸ‘

This is how it should look.πŸ‘

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Now let's get 3 bowls. Take the flour and add it to one bowl.

Now let's get 3 bowls. Take the flour and add it to one bowl.

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Add your choice of all purpose seasoning. I used crAzy janes. Yum

Add your choice of all purpose seasoning. I used crAzy janes. Yum

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Add the garlic

Add the garlic

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Add the onion powder

Add the onion powder

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The paprika

The paprika

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Add some cracked pepper too

Add some cracked pepper too

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And lastly the cayenne pepper

And lastly the cayenne pepper

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Whisk to combine

Whisk to combine

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Get the second bowl and add the saltine cracker crumbs to it.

Get the second bowl and add the saltine cracker crumbs to it.

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Take your third bowl and add your egg to it

Take your third bowl and add your egg to it

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To the egg add the remainder 1/4 cup of buttermilk. If it's too thick add a splash of regular milk to thin it out.

To the egg add the remainder 1/4 cup of buttermilk. If it's too thick add a splash of regular milk to thin it out.

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Whisk it all together

Whisk it all together

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Now we are ready to start dipping our steaks in our flour/egg/cracker mixtureπŸ˜‰ Take one steak

Now we are ready to start dipping our steaks in our flour/egg/cracker mixtureπŸ˜‰ Take one steak

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Remove it from the bag. We want to dry it a little bit from the excess buttermilk. We will do this to each steak

Remove it from the bag. We want to dry it a little bit from the excess buttermilk. We will do this to each steak

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All my beef is dry and now I will salt them a bit. I didn't give measurements, just sprinkle each side with some salt. Easy peasy

All my beef is dry and now I will salt them a bit. I didn't give measurements, just sprinkle each side with some salt. Easy peasy

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After we have salted the beef, let's start to coat them. Take one cube steak and put it in the flour first. Remove the excess flour. Do not drown the beef In the flour. Just a thin coat will do.😁

After we have salted the beef, let's start to coat them. Take one cube steak and put it in the flour first. Remove the excess flour. Do not drown the beef In the flour. Just a thin coat will do.😁

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After the flour, dip the beef in the egg.

After the flour, dip the beef in the egg.

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And lastly the saltine crackers.

And lastly the saltine crackers.

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Pat it on by pressing the beef into the crackers. Do it on both sides

Pat it on by pressing the beef into the crackers. Do it on both sides

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Set aside

Set aside

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Let's start frying the steaks. Take some oil and put it in a pan set over medium high heat.

Let's start frying the steaks. Take some oil and put it in a pan set over medium high heat.

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When the oil gets hot or when it reaches a temp of 350 degrees on a thermometer add the steaks. DO NOT crowd the pan. If possible cook steak one at a time. Unless of course you have a large pan.😊

When the oil gets hot or when it reaches a temp of 350 degrees on a thermometer add the steaks. DO NOT crowd the pan. If possible cook steak one at a time. Unless of course you have a large pan.😊

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Yum it's nicely browned, after it has browned we will remove it and set it aside. Do the same for all the steaks. When you are done take out most of the oil and just leave about 2 tbs worth.

Yum it's nicely browned, after it has browned we will remove it and set it aside. Do the same for all the steaks. When you are done take out most of the oil and just leave about 2 tbs worth.

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That's about how much oil should be left in the pan about 2tbs worth of used oil. Believe it or not there is bits and pieces of flavor in that oil and this will help season our gravy.

That's about how much oil should be left in the pan about 2tbs worth of used oil. Believe it or not there is bits and pieces of flavor in that oil and this will help season our gravy.

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Now take your flour(2Tb) and stir it into the oil. We will make a roux. We want to cook the flour a bit until it has browned. Now is  good time to heat your milk. We will need it for the next step.

Now take your flour(2Tb) and stir it into the oil. We will make a roux. We want to cook the flour a bit until it has browned. Now is good time to heat your milk. We will need it for the next step.

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Pour in the milk slowly and whisk it in quickly to prevent any lumps. Once you see the gravy has thickened lower the heat .

Pour in the milk slowly and whisk it in quickly to prevent any lumps. Once you see the gravy has thickened lower the heat .

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we will than add the garlic powder

we will than add the garlic powder

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The all purpose seasoning. I like Krazy jane all purpose seasoning

The all purpose seasoning. I like Krazy jane all purpose seasoning

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And for a little heat we will add cayenne pepper. Check for salt and add it if necessary.

And for a little heat we will add cayenne pepper. Check for salt and add it if necessary.

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My gravy is perfect, just the way I like it. If the gravy seems too thick for your liking pour a little bit more of milk until it reaches a thinner consistency. Keep warm and serve this immediately

My gravy is perfect, just the way I like it. If the gravy seems too thick for your liking pour a little bit more of milk until it reaches a thinner consistency. Keep warm and serve this immediately

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Now take a piece of breaded steak and pour some of that delicious gravy over it.

Now take a piece of breaded steak and pour some of that delicious gravy over it.

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This is so good with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of a green veg. Enjoy

This is so good with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of a green veg. Enjoy

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