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Country Fried Steak and Eggs Recipe

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: main course, dinner
  • Method: stovetop, cast iron
  • Cuisine: southern, soul food


Country Fried Steak is a classic southern dish made with tenderized cube steak and paired with thick and flavorful white pepper gravy. Also called chicken fried steak, we love to serve this dish with fried eggs and potatoes for a hearty country breakfast.



Chicken Fried Steak

  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds cube steak
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Wet Mix

  • 1/3 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons seasoned flour
  • 3 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat canola oil in a cast iron or other heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, until the oil has reached 350°F (175°C) to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rub cube steak with Worcestershire sauce and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk milk, eggs, and buttermilk in a small dish.
  4. Mix flour, cornstarch, onion powder, garlic, seasoned salt, black pepper, cayenne, and chili powder in a separate dish.
  5. Dip cube steak flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  6. Coat floured steak with egg wash and shake off any excess.
  7. Place steak back in flour mixture and press down to ensure breading is stuck to steak. Set floured steaks aside while oil heats up.
  8. Lay steak in skillet and flip once you see juices coming to the top of the steak, about 2-3 minutes. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.
  9. Remove cooked steak from skillet and set on a baking rack to allow oil to drain. Keep warm until serving.


  1. Heat oil and butter in a medium to large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour in small increments to keep it from clumping up. Continue cooking, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Once roux has reached desired color, slowly start whisking in milk a little at a time.
  4. Whisk in heavy cream once all milk has been added and gravy is a smooth consistency.
  5. Add in bouillon, salt, and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add more milk if gravy is too thick. If it is too thin simmer it a little longer and it will thicken.

Fried Eggs

  1. Heat skillet over medium or medium-low.
  2. Once skillet is hot, add butter and swirl it around to coat skillet.
  3. Crack egg(s) into skillet.
  4. Cook the egg until the whites and yolks reach desired doneness.

Keywords: cube steak, country fried steak, chicken fried steak, gravy