Friday, February 7, 2014

Country Fried Steak with White Gravy

 My little valley in West Virginia has been hammered this winter.  Just the other day we had 10 inches of snow and now we are getting freezing rain on top of that!  *sigh*  I am so ready for spring. On these cold winter nights my husband and I just want a good, hot, rib sticking meal to comfort our weary hearts and my Country Fried Steak w/ White Gravy is perfect for such nights.

  Believe it or not your pantry can provide just that.  With 5 pantry staples you can give your family a hearty meal they will not soon forget!  Let me show you how!

Country Fried Steak with White Gravy:
*Prep Time: 10 minutes  *Cook Time:  20 Minutes  *Difficulty: Easy  *Servings: 4

Here is what you will need:

  • 4 Cubed Steaks
  • 1 c. Flour and 2 Tbsp. for Gravy
  • 2 c. Milk 
  • 2 Eggs
  • Oil
The Steak...

First you will need to get three dishes.  In one, put 2 eggs and one cup of milk.
In the second, put one cup of flour, salt, pepper, and seasoning salt.  In the third, nothing  :)  You will see why in a moment.

Then, season both sides of your cubed steak. 

This is a wee but of a process, but I promise, it is not daunting at all. 
You are going to dip the steak in your egg and milk mixture...

Then into the flour.

Now, I know your parents taught you to never double dip, but let's make an acceptation here, shall we?
Back into the milk and egg mixture it goes and...

Back into the flour.  This will give it a nice, thick, and crunchy crust.

Now you can place them in the empty dish to rest.

Time for the fun stuff!  I am using a cast iron skillet here, but any skillet will do.  You are going to cover the bottom of the pan with oil.  I also added a few tbsps. of butter for flavor.

When the grease is nice and hot, add your steak.  I would only do two pieces at a time.  You don't want to over crowd your pan or your breading will not get crispy.  It will just be soggy and no one wants soggy crust.  Let this go for 3 minutes and then...

FLIP!  3 more minutes and it is finished!

Place on a plate with paper towel and put in a 200 degree oven to keep warm while you make your gravy.

For the gravy:

Add 2 tbsps. of flour to your grease.

And whisk, cooking for 2-3 minutes.  This will allow the flour taste to cook out.  Who wants to eat raw flour.  Not I.  :)

Add 1 c. of milk and continue to whisk until the gravy thickens. 

It will look something like this.  YUM!  Thick, creamy, delectable...pardon me while I have a gravy moment. 
Make sure you taste your gravy and add salt and pepper to taste.  I recommend LOTS of pepper! 

Serve it up with a side of mashed potatoes and there you have it!  A 5 ingredient, pantry, meal that the ENTIRE family will love!  Try this out and let me know what you think!  And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. My mom used to make this. I think I'll have Travis try his hand at making your recipe. He shouldn't have any trouble with it :)