Golden Homestyle Country Fried Steak


Immerse yourself in the comfort of Southern cooking with our Golden Homestyle Country Fried Steak. This dish is a staple of Southern cuisine, featuring a tender, breaded, and fried steak, smothered in a rich and creamy gravy. It's a hearty and satisfying meal that's perfect for any day when you're craving something deeply comforting and delicious.

Golden Homestyle Country Fried Steak

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 steak with gravy

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 600 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g


  • Cube steaks: 4 pieces (about 200g each, totaling 800g or 1.76 pounds / 28.2 ounces)
  • All-purpose flour: 200g (7 ounces / 0.44 pounds)
  • Large eggs, beaten: 2
  • Milk: 240ml (8 ounces / 0.5 pounds) for gravy and batter
  • Panko breadcrumbs: 120g (4.2 ounces / 0.26 pounds)
  • Garlic powder: 5g (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Onion powder: 5g (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Steaks: Season the cube steaks with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  2. Batter the Steaks: Dip each steak in flour, then into a mixture of beaten eggs and a splash of milk, and finally coat with panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Fry the Steaks: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the steaks until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Make the Gravy: In the same skillet, leave about 2 tablespoons of oil and some steak drippings. Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Cook until thickened.
  5. Serve: Place a steak on each plate and spoon the gravy over the top.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Even Coating: Ensure each steak is evenly coated for a consistent crust.
  • Oil Temperature: Keep the oil hot enough so the steak sizzles but doesn't burn.
  • Gravy Thickness: Adjust the thickness of the gravy by adding more or less milk.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of meat?

Cube steaks are traditional, but you can use chicken or pork cutlets.

How can I make it gluten-free?

Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs for a gluten-free version.

Can I bake the steaks instead of frying?

Baking is possible but won't give the same crispy texture.

How should I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the fridge and reheat in the oven for best texture.