3/4 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
Oil for frying
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
In a shallow bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder and seasonings. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Dip each cube steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes longer. Remove steaks and keep warm.
Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings; stir remaining flour into drippings until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and remaining buttermilk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Serve with steaks.
Easy Chicken-Fried Steak Tips
How do you keep breading on chicken-fried steak?
A key step is starting with meat that has been patted dry. Then, dredge the chicken as the recipe directs, shaking off any excess—first in the milk mixture and then the seasoned flour. Letting the meat stand after dredging also helps the coating adhere.
What do you serve with this easy chicken-fried steak recipe?