Cookbook:Texas Style Chicken Fried Steak

Texas Style Chicken Fried Steak
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If you've ever been in Texas and tried one of their chicken-fried steaks, you'll know that they are amazing! They're crispy on the outside, tender, smoky, and peppery with a little heat on the inside and smothered in a rich cream gravy. It's just amazing.




  1. Season steaks with salt and 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper.
  2. In a pie plate, combine eggs with paprika and cayenne. Dip steaks into egg mixture.
  3. In another pie plate, place some all-purpose flour. Dredge battered steaks with flour.
  4. Move to a cooling rack and let rest 10–15 minutes. Wash this once you start frying, or get a clean one.
  5. Heat a 12 inch cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, pour in 2 tbsp drippings. Add steaks in a triangle formation around the edges of the pan. Fry for 4 minutes per side.
  6. Remove steaks from pan and drain on a cooling rack above a sheet pan. Keep steaks warm in a 250°F oven.
  7. Add remaining drippings and 3 tbsp flour. Whisk continuously until blonde color is achieved.
  8. Add chicken broth and deglaze pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat until reduced by ¾.
  9. Add milk mixture and remaining black pepper. Keep over medium heat until gravy coats back of spoon.
  10. Remove steaks to serving platters and drizzle with gravy. Serve warm.