Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy

 Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy has been a favorite in our family as long as I can remember, (which is a very long time). Today when we have this recipe it is a real treat, since we don't eat that many fried foods anymore.  This steak is very crispy on the outside with a tender inside with some creamy gravy over the top, just delicious. The South is full of recipes for Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy, but this is our recipe that we have come to love through the years. This recipe takes us down a real memory lane with lots of good times with family and friends.
How We Make Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy
Start With 
An Antique Meat Cleaver
We Are Not Using Cube Steak We Are Using Round Steak
Place The Steak In A Plastic Bag
And Pound Away
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
The Buttermilk Wash 
Seasoned Cornmeal & Flour Dredge
Its An Assembly Line
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Now We Are Headed For The Frying Pan
Pour Enough Vegetable Oil 
In The Bottom Of The Skillet
To Get A Good Fry On The Crust
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
When The Oil Is Hot
Let's Fry The Steak
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
No Chicken Fried Steak Is Complete Without
Cream Gravy
In The Same Pan As You Fried The Steak
 Leaving Some Of The Oil
Add The Flour Mixture and 
Stir The Gravy Until Creamy
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add Some Mashed Potatoes & Sliced Tomatoes
Oh My It Is Delicious!

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Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy
Miz Helen's Kitchen
The Steak
2 large round steaks, cut in half and trimmed
2 cups flour (of your choice)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)
2 cups Buttermilk
1 cup Vegetable Oil
Place the steak into a plastic bag and pound the steak until tenderized.
Mix the flour, cornmeal,1 teaspoon garlic powder,1 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon pepper then pour in a flat dish.
Pour the buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper into a medium size bowl and mix well.
Dip the steak into the seasoned flour and cornmeal mixture.
Next dip the steak into the Buttermilk.
Next dip the steak back into the flour and cornmeal mixture.
Heat the oil until it is very hot in a deep frying pan, add a few Steak 2 or 3 at a time and cook on both side's until golden brown.
The steak cooks fast if your oil is hot enough, be careful not to overload your skillet or it won't cook right.
Take the steak out of the skillet when done and drain on a paper towel for a few minutes before serving. Reserve 1/4 cup of the steak grease for the gravy.
Cream Gravy:
1/4 cup of the steak grease
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 to 4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
In a mixing jar, pour the flour, salt, pepper and milk. Place the lid on the jar and shake until the flour is disolved.
Heat the oil in the skillet where you cooked the steak then pour the milk and flour mixture into the hot oil and stir.
Stir the gravy mixture until it is thick and creamy,if to thick, thin with more milk.

Our Special Treat Is Ready To Serve
Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I love getting to take a trip down memory lane with family and friends and often times these memories come with great recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time with us today, it is always more fun to share with a friend. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
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Miz Helen
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  1. Delicious memories, indeed! I will have to try this retro recipe very soon.

  2. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! I sure hope to see you at the new one tomorrow. Have a great afternoon.

  3. This made me hungry just reading about it. So delicious. My husband will thank you when I make it for him. Thanks so much for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

  4. This looks so tasty!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. I'm so pleased to see your recipe for this classic dish, Miz Helen! My husband loves Chicken Fried Steak but we've only ever had it when travelling. Of course, we can't do that right now, and anyway, I've always wanted to make it at home! Your Chicken Fried Steak looks so delicious. I hope to give the recipe a try soon (on a treat day, because we don't eat that many fried foods now either - but you have to have a treat from time to time ��). Thank you so much for sharing and for being such a great supporter of the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

    1. Oops - those weird little signs were supposed to be a smile face! Not sure what happened there!


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