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Country Fried Steak Recipe: The South's Best

Country Fried Steak is a classic southern dish, and this version is more tender than most. It can be topped with gravy or left crispy.
4.74 from 15 votes


  • pounds cubed beef steak approximate weight
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt recommend Lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil enough to be about ½ inch deep in skillet


  • Pat steaks with a paper towel and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then dredge in flour on both sides.
  • Heat oil to medium.
  • Add steaks to oil one at a time slowly. Allow time for heat to recover between steaks.
  • Cook 5-7 minutes on one side, or until golden brown and then turn. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes and remove to absorbent paper for draining.


For best results, do not crowd steaks in pan, but leave a little space between each one. 
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