INGREDIENTS
Servings: 4
Beef cube steaks 
 4 (1/2 lb.)
All-purpose flour
2 cups
Baking powder
2 tsp.
Baking soda
1 tsp.
Black pepper
1 tsp.
Salt
¾ tsp.
Buttermilk
1 ½ cups
Egg 
1
Hot pepper sauce
1 tbsp.
Garlic
2 cloves, minced
Vegetable shortening for deep frying
3 cups
All-purpose flour
¼ cup
Milk
4 cups
Kosher salt
to taste
Ground black pepper
to taste
Juicy Chicken Fried Steak
Prep:
20 m
Cook:
40 m
Ready in:
60 m
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pound steaks so that they’re about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Take a shallow bowl and place 2 cups of flour in it.
  3. Take another shallow bowl and combine the next four ingredients (from baking powder to salt) in it.
  4. Add the next four ingredients (from buttermilk to garlic) and stir well.
  5. Take a steak, dredge it first in flour, then in batter, and then in flour again. Repeat with each steak.
  6. Dredge all steaks with flour to make sure they’re completely coated with it.
  7. Take a deep cast-iron skillet, add shortening to it, and heat to 325° F/165° C. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until evenly golden brown.
  8. Cover a plate with paper towels and place steaks on it to drain.
  9. Drain fat from the skillet reserving ¼ cup of the liquid substance. Try to reserve as much of the solid pieces as possible.
  10. Start heating the skillet with the oil again on a medium-low heat; add the remaining flour use a spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan and release solid pieces.
  11. Add milk, stir well, raise the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Keep simmering for 6 to 7 minutes or until the gravy becomes thick.
  12. Season with salt and pepper and spoon the gravy over steaks.
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