Rooster Fried Steak

When it comes to Rooster Fried Steak, the classic accompaniments are essential for a truly satisfying meal. Pairing it with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy creates a harmonious combination of flavors and textures. Here’s how to bring it all together:


For the Steak:

  • 4 cube steaks (about 1/2 pound each)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Gravy:

  • 1/4 cup pan drippings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk


Preparing the Steak:

  1. In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  2. In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk until well blended.
  3. Dip each cube steak into the flour mixture, coating it evenly on both sides. Shake off any excess flour.
  4. Dip the coated steak into the egg mixture, ensuring it’s fully coated.
  5. Return the steak to the flour mixture and coat it once again, pressing the flour onto the surface to ensure a crisp crust.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully add the coated steaks to the skillet, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding.
  7. Cook the steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Making the Gravy:

  1. Pour off all but 1/4 cup of the pan drippings from the skillet, reserving them for the gravy.
  2. Place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the pan drippings and whisk continuously to combine.
  3. Cook the flour mixture for 1-2 minutes, or until it begins to turn golden brown.
  4. Gradually pour in the whole milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Continue cooking and whisking until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency, about 5-7 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the chicken fried steak hot, topped with the homemade gravy.
  • Accompany with creamy mashed potatoes for a comforting side dish.
  • Add a side of buttery green beans or collard greens for a touch of freshness and color.
  • Don’t forget a biscuit or cornbread to soak up all that delicious gravy goodness.
  • In the summertime, add a fresh slice of garden tomato for a vibrant, juicy contrast to the rich flavors of the dish.
  1. With these simple steps and classic accompaniments, you can create a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion. So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy the comfort and flavor of homemade Chicken Fried Steak with all the fixings

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