Delicious Southern Chicken Fried Steak

Ingredients

6 pieces cube steak (about 2 pounds)

salt and pepper

1 cup all purpose flour, divided

25 Saltine crackers, crushed

1 teaspoon seasoned sal

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 eggs

⅓ cup milk

Vegetable oil

Gravy

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1½ to 2 cups whole milk

Instructions

Season cubed steak lightly with salt and pepper.

Place ½ cup flour on a plate.

Mix remaining ½ cup flour, Saltine crumbs, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl.

Whisk together eggs and ⅓ cup milk in another shallow bowl.

Dredge cubed steak in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with Saltine mixture.

Heat about ½-inch oil in a large pan (preferably cast iron) over medium heat.

Cook steak in 2 batches for about 3 minutes per side. Remove steak to a paper towel-lined plate.

Pour oil that is left in pan through a fine-meshed sieve into a heat-proof bowl. Measure out ¼ cup and return it to pan.

Add flour to pan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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