Alton Brown's Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

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Submitted by combatmuffin

Makes 8 servings



Tender chicken fried steak with a yummy cream gravy. I buy the round steaks pre-cut into around 2 oz slices. And I used skim milk instead of whole milk and peanut oil instead of regular vegi oil. This could be trimmed down even more if you use a cooking spray - if you do it this way, you will need around 3 tbsp of a fat for the gravy.

Recipe Ingredients for Alton Brown's Chicken Fried Steak

1 lb beef round steak
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup all purpose flour
3 whole eggs, beaten
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp thyme, fresh

Recipe Directions for Alton Brown's Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

  2. Cut the meat with the grain into 1/2-inch thick slices. Season each piece on both sides with the salt and pepper. Place the flour into a pie pan. Place the eggs into a separate pie pan. Dredge the meat on both sides in the flour. Tenderize the meat, using a needling device, until each slice is 1/4-inch thick. Once tenderized, dredge the meat again in the flour, followed by the egg and finally in the flour again. Repeat with all the pieces of meat. Place the meat onto a plate and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking.

  3. Place enough of the vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a 12-inch slope-sided skillet and set over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the meat in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook each piece on both sides until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side. Remove the steaks to a wire rack set in a half sheet pan and place into the oven. Repeat until all of the meat is browned.

  4. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of the flour left over from the dredging. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pan. Whisk until the gravy comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Add the milk and thyme and whisk until the gravy coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste, with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve the gravy over the steaks.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 172.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
278
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.9g
21%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
118mg
39%
Sodium
837mg
35%
Potassium
369mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
13.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
23.4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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