The Best Chicken Fried Steak In The Galaxy

I was fortunate to grow up in the middle of nowhere, although I didn’t see it as a fortune at the time. Looking back of course, having no one to play with but my brother and nothing to do but run around The Hill as we called it was probably the coolest way to spend my young-years, as it forced me to get creative.

We built a lot of forts on The Hill, out of sticks and big sheets of bark we tore from the juniper trees, tied together with rope. We’d make “beds” with piles of grass and leaves (and jillions of chiggers, I’m sure). Then we’d take provisions out there. You know, important stuff like rope, pencils, coffee cans full of nails, matches, and of course Operation. Poor, stupid, little Me. I had no inkling that a fort built by two children would not be rain-proof. The next time I checked in on that fort, Operation was non-operational and our coffee can of nails was a coffee can of rust.

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

One of the coolest forts we built was with help from my dad. He had this idea to recreate the grass huts made by the Caddo Indians. He built a domed frame in the yard (out of some kind of sticks, I guess?) and every day, walking home from the bus stop, my brother and I gathered handfuls of long grasses and tied them up in bundles. My dad attached them to the frame. It takes a lot of goddamn grass bundles to cover a 5-foot stick-dome.

Ultimately, we all three lost interest in it before it was completed. I imagine it was dismantled and burned in the fireplace eventually. But it was a cool idea while it lasted and I guess we learned something about Indians and nature and how fucking hard it is to build a house out of grass.

And sooo, in a round-about way, that leads me to something else I learned from my dad. How to make chicken fried steak. And by that I mean, how to make the best chicken fried steak on the planet. Chicken fried steak like you’d get in Heaven. Or Hell.

Not sure which has the best cafeteria.

The thing about chicken fried steak is that, unlike other breaded meat things such as wiener schnitzle which uses veal, CFS is traditionally made with the absolute worst cut of meat you can buy. It’s called “cube steak” and what it is, is any piece of meat that’s been run through a mechanical tenderizer, giving it a recognizable “cubed” appearance, like it’s been punched a bunch with tiny square mallets, which of course, it has. Cube steak is sometimes made from round steak, but often is made from any sorta leftover cuts the butcher has. It’s also called “minute steak”. It’s also often gristly and tough. Unpleasant, in other words.

To get around that unpleasantness, I use thin round steaks and tenderize them myself with a mallet. That way, I know exactly what cut of beef I’m buying and I get the added bonus, if you will, of pounding it myself. Which I think is kinda fun. If you’re not into that, your butcher should be able to auto-tenderize any cut of beef you want to buy. Although I still recommend sticking with something fairly inexpensive like round steak since we’re going to be breading and frying it until it’s medium-well or well-done, anyway.

Let us begin. (Watch the chicken fried steak video for additional tips.)


Chicken Fried Steak

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The best chicken-fried steak you’ll ever have

  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 3/4 pound round steak, cut into 2 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 sleeve Saltine crackers, crushed to make about 2 cups of crumbs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease or a combination, for frying


  1. Lay each piece of steak on a cutting board and gently pound them with the flat side of a meat mallet, working from the center towards the edges until about 1/3″ thick.
  2. Go over each one again now with the pokey side of the mallet. Be gentle. You don’t want to tear the meat.
  3. Sprinkle with the salt and set aside.
  4. Mix the flour with the pepper and put it on a plate.
  5. Beat the eggs well in a shallow bowl.
  6. Crush the crackers and put them on a plate.
  7. Now we bread. Dip each steak in this order: egg, flour, egg, crackers.
  8. Set them aside while you heat your oil in a large skillet, over high heat.
  9. When it’s hot enough, a fleck of cracker crumb will sizzle when tossed in.
  10. Fry as many as you can fit in your skillet without crowding them, probably just one at a time (If you cram too much in there, they will steam instead of fry and your breading will come off.)
  11. Cook for about 3 minutes, then turn and reduce the heat to medium-high.
  12. Cook another 3-4 minutes until you cut into it and it’s just barely pink in the middle.
  13. Keep warm if necessary in the oven while you cook the rest.

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Serve with mashed potatoes and cream gravy for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

And here’s a Tip on Timing: Go ahead and make the mashed potatoes and gravy right before you fry the steaks. The gravy will stay warm in a pot with a lid on it; just reheat over low heat if necessary for about a minute. Hold the potatoes over a double boiler and top them with some extra butter or cream so they don’t dry out.

P.S. Thanks again to Jennee at After Thoughts for sending me the pretty apron!


  1. Randy on September 26, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I’m so excited about this that Lunch With Hilah tomorrow is going to be a rerun. Or maybe even a three-peat. Or four-peat. Something has to peat, my World Champion SF Giants have been eliminated 🙁

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    • Leo on the Coast Fork on October 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm


      I am new to cooking traditional Americana and working as a Homecare Worker I find I need to know how to Chicken Fry all Flesh. My first try became my supper caus the crust skin turned into soggy bread and peeled off? Why o why?

      • Hilah on October 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Sounds like your oil was not nearly hot enough. When frying breaded meat you want the oil to be between 350-360 degrees F (177-182 C)

        • Leo on the Coast Fork on October 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

          Absolutely right. I am doing ADLs and home care and cook in the client’s kitchen… and NO theromometer of any kind – DID find the test for sufficiant hotness. Didn’t have chop-sticks so I used the pointy end of a wooden honey spoon to poke the through the hot grease and achieved a copious bubble release. Good tip for those seeking sufficiant hotness. Look for the tiny bubbles streaming off the tip.

          • Shauna on March 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

            My grandma (Queen of Fried Foods) always told me to get a bit (not too much) of water on my fingertips and flick it into the oil. If it hisses, sputters it’s good-to-go. It’s good in a pinch, but I like the wooden spoon method, too.

            I think I’m going to start calling this Chicken Fried Flesh just because of your first comment. It both disturbs and amuses.

  2. Randy on September 27, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hilah, is that a jar of pickled okra in the background of the picture?

    • Hilah on September 27, 2011 at 7:58 am

      Hay-ell yeah it is! Salt-free pickled okra I made for my old man.

      • aaron on November 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

        Please dont go to hell. I would really like to cook with you in Heaven.

        • Hilah on November 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

          You are the sweetest, Aaron. 🙂

  3. Jennee on September 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. That looks way better than what my mom used to make and feed me! (oh, I hope she doesn’t read that…) And your apron totally does match your kitchen, that’s awesome!

    • Hilah on September 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Yes, Jennee, I love it! (The steak and the apron!)

  4. Christopher on September 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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    • Jason and Stacy on September 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Great recipe this week. It looks tasty and easy!

      • Hilah on September 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

        Thanks, y’all! It is surprising how easy it is considering how yummy.

    • Great Stone Face on September 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      For your email test: The chicken-fried steak recipe looks great.

    • Diane on September 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      This is nothing but a test?

  5. Tony on September 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Love your shows. Watch them regularly on my Apple TV all the way in Japan!

    • Hilah on September 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

      Thanks, Tony! That is so cool! I’m flattered. 🙂

  6. Diane on September 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I continue to be in awe of your ability to crack an egg on the counter!

    • Hilah on September 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

      My work here is done. *tip o the hat*

      • Diane on September 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        I don’t think you work is done until you show me how to do it! The time I tried (and I was gentle with le ouef) I ended up with egg on the counter, perhaps on my face as well, and a mess. You’re an egg magician!

        • Hilah on September 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

          Hmm. I had no idea I knew magic! I will have to start giving private lessons.

  7. John on September 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Awesome take on one of the most popular dishes in my neck of the woods. I have to try the crushed crackers as the 2nd step of the breading, never have done that but it sounds great. Thanks, Hilah!

    • Hilah on September 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Hi John! I hope you try it! I love it this way.
      Thanks for writing!

  8. Jack on September 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Wow what a trip. Your chicken fried steak is almost identical to mine. Great minds, Hilah. Great minds. Or maybe it’s a Texas thing.

    You did teach me about the meat though. I had no idea they had different cuts that were ending up as cube steak. That explains a lot about why mine is sometimes really tough. In retrospect, it seems like I should have figured this out. Oh well, I’m known more for my cooking than my powers of deduction.

    Do you have any idea how hard it would be to find something like this in D.C., and I can’t cook in the hotel. Man I’m hungry for a good chicken fried steak now. Maybe I should make some friends and offer to cook for them…

    • Hilah on September 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

      I’d bet it would be downright impossible to find anything like this outside of Texas, even! Unless you made it yourself. Maybe you could crash a hostel kitchen!

    • Great Stone Face on September 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      In DC, you’re going to find steaks dipped in batter or breaded, then deep-fried, with gravy on top. Not really Texas or Oklahoma style. Try either South Side 815 or Madam’s Organ (especially on Weds.) for good DC style chicken fried steak.

  9. Janice on September 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    This looks amazing and I’m going to try it soon, but why is it called chicken fried steak?

    • Hilah on September 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Janice!
      In Texas it’s called that because it’s made similar to how fried chicken is made. Outside of Texas, it’s often called country-fried steak.
      Thanks for writing! Let me know how it goes when you try it!

  10. Jody on October 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Hilah, Three cheers for your Dad. I made this last night, WOW the best chicken fried steak ever. My Mom used a cracker crust but I could never get it right.

    • Hilah on October 15, 2011 at 11:47 am

      That is wonderful to hear, Jody! Thanks for sharing your success!

  11. Bonnie on October 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Hi Hilah, tried it your way and it was amazing…although I’ve always done it with ritz crackers. No idea why, just always have. lol I’ve never tried the dredging method you did though and I have to say I’m impressed and will be doing it that way from now on. 🙂

    Thank you so much…your awesome!

    • Hilah on October 20, 2011 at 7:44 am

      Hi Bonnie!
      Thanks for writing! I’m so happy you like my method (rather, my dad’s method!). And although I’ve always used saltines, Ritz crackers sound fantastic! 🙂
      Have a great day and I hope to hear from you again!

  12. Don Deemer on October 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    you just have a way with words.Thats a great recipe.I pounded my meat but it didn’t get twice the size.But thats o.k. it’s still good.


    • Hilah on October 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Thank you, Don! It’s easy to write about things I love.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  13. Brent on October 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Looks like some delicious dishes i have to say.. When should I stop by for dinner 🙂

    • Hilah on October 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Ha! Anytime, buddy! 😉

  14. terry love on November 12, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Hey :::: I just tried your way of making chicken fried steaks , and let me be the first to thank you for the recipe 🙂 It was to die for , I really enjoyed it , it turned out really crispy and full of flavor…….I had always made it with just the flour , the crackers make a real difference…..Thank you again for the change …..Keep on cooking 🙂

    • Hilah on November 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Hi Terry! I’m so glad you liked the recipe. I think it’s the BEST! Thanks for writing.

  15. Amber Boegly on March 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Just made these for supper, and me, my mom, and husband loved them. The only trouble I had was one side of one of the steaks didn’t want to cook thoroughly enough. It stayed red. Not sure what was going on there, but even so there was MORE than enough cooked and delicious to eat…especially with mashed potatoes and peas.

    • Hilah on March 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Hey Amber! Glad y’all enjoyed it! It’s really one of my favorite things to eat on the planet.
      When you flipped them over, did you also turn the inside-facing edges to the outside part of the skillet? I’m wondering if the unequal cooking was because that portion of the steak was in a “cold spot” in the skillet the whole time.

      • Amber Boegly on March 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

        It was like the tip of one of the longer edges that stayed red. It’s possible it was shying away from the heat (much like I prefer to do). Just weird cause the other half of the steak was larger but cooked fine (I got a pre-tenderized round steak and cut it in half like you said). Though I did fry them a tad longer just to ensure the rest of the meat was done.

  16. brenda brodie on June 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Hilah, why is it called chicken fried steak?

    • Hilah on June 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Brenda!
      It’s called that because it’s fried similarly to how fried chicken is fried. Traditionally, chicken fried steak is done with just an egg dip and a flour dip like many fried chicken recipes. This one is a little different with the addition of cracker crumbs for extra crunch!

      • brenda brodie on June 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        Thanks Hilah, I was thinking chicken fat, schmaltz, whatever. In Australia, this is crumbed steak.Awesome stuff.Especially good cooked in butter with lime juice and capers on top.Food porn.

        • Hilah on June 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          Oh damn. Sounds like the lime and capers would be super good with a fried pork steak, too!

  17. Great Stone Face on June 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Brenda, these are all varieties of breaded, then fried, cutlets. In German countries and in Israel, they’re called schnitzel. In Italy and Latin America, it’s milanesa. Cutting the oil with an acidic sauce, like your lime juice and capers, is great. I have a recipe for chicken schnitzel that is supposed to go with a lemon sauce, but our sons always liked it with tomato sauce instead. Tomato, to-mah-to, lemon, lime, or cream gravy — delicious!

  18. Chris on July 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. Ok, I didn’t have the technically accurate ingredients…I used chicken thighs pounded thin cause that’s what I had. Also, no cracker crumbs..all I had was panko.
    I still followed the spirit of the recipe, and it was great!
    Try mincing some garlic and adding it to the beaten egg. You cant have too much garlic, in my opinion.

    Thanks, Hilah!

    • Hilah on July 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Whoa! Wow! I love your spirit, Chris! This sounds like a delicious variation. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  19. theotherlee on July 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve spent the evening reading through, and watching your vids. (Chick-fil-GAY sammich brought me here though.)

    Just wanted to say, I’m a 40 year old Texan that has been making chicken fried steak for going on 20 years. I have *never* heard of, or used crackers as part of the breading.

    I absolutely will be making my CFS this way the next time I indulge…

    Thank you SO much for all of your awesome recipes… and I *LOVE* your sense of humor!!

    Your new fan… Lee

    • Hilah on July 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Ooh lala! The pressure’s on now! I hope, my fellow Texan, that this recipe meets your standards. I’m seriously telling you it’s the best I’ve ever had, traditional or not. 🙂

      • Karen on May 12, 2014 at 2:18 am

        I just found this recipe through Every Day Comfort Food email. This is almost the way I have been making it for over 40 years except for adding just a splash of buttermilk to the eggs it helps to hold the breading on. I am in Texas and we have a restaurant here in Austin that still breads their own and this is how they do it also the chicken fried chicken ( that is a chicken breast tenderized and then breaded the same way)

        • Hilah on May 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

          Hi Karen!
          I’m not sure what the Everyday Comfort Food email is, but I am also from Austin, Texas. Nice to meet you!

  20. HarleyHottie13 on July 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Damn-it! Arrived here via the Chick-fil-gay post I saw somewhere… But, now I have to go out to the grocery store again thanks to this and many other recipes on your page!! I just did all of my shopping 3 days ago!! (I usually do most of my shopping once a month, and freeze, store, etc., then just stop by the corner market if need be during the month for milk, and maybe a little sumpin’ sumpin’ else I might need…) Since I cannot foresee the future, I failed to by cubed, round or any similar steak, nor did I purchase saltines, in order to cook up this lovely treat! I cannot wait for another time as I am an instant gratification girl most times –and this is definitely one of them!!! But hell, I live in Southern California so the grocery store trip is nuttin’! Now if my old man would just hurry home with the car–’cause I’m about to lick my lips clean off just anticipating this baby!! Take care and keep on keepin’ on, my new favorite bestie! You’re a rock star! I will be stalking you constantly, ‘eh, I mean visiting your page frequently!!

    • Hilah on July 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Oh, man! I’m totally impressed that you have a monthly system down! Of course, things like this will occur (sorry!) but still I bet y’all save a ton of money that way. You should share your secrets. 😉
      Thanks for writing!

  21. G-money on July 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    do you ppl know how frickin awsome this recipe is?!?! with corn on the cob and mashed taters??? o sweet jesus

    • Hilah on July 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Oh hell yeah, buddy. So glad you tried it and loved it! 🙂

  22. heather on December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    my mom and your dad must have went to the same best chicken fried steak class in school. same exact recipe as moms. thank you for posting, you did a great job!

    • Hilah on December 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Haha! That’s crazy, Heather! I’ve never heard of another one like this. But it makes me happy to hear. 🙂 Thank you!

  23. Patti young on January 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Great recipe. I made it tonight and it was the best I ever made. I used buttery crackers because that was what I had on hand and cooked it in shortening and bacon fat

    • Hilah on January 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Sounds extra-delicious, Patti! Thanks for writing.

  24. TwoGayGuys on February 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

    This is like the BEST CFS in the whole freakin’ galaxy!!! So nice and crunchy, so tasty especially with your gravy recipe!! We are also an instant fan of your show (Your only fans from GUAM!!) Hope to see more great things from you!! WOOT!

    • Hilah on February 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Hooray! So glad to hear that you agree! 🙂

  25. Armani on March 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Hilah I love your recipe instead of steak I and made pork chops and it was AMAZING. Had no saltine so I used Ritz cracker and still came out AMAZING

    • Hilah on March 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Yummy! That sounds so delicious, Armani! Like a German schnitzel!

  26. Annette Maxemow on January 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I just made a country fried steak and it came out awful. Next time I’m going to try your recipe. I don’t know what happened? Steak was drenched in oil and not crisp. I guess Jersey girls can’t cook Country Fried Steak. Lol My husband likes this dish so I’ll try again. Maybe, the crackers is the key.

    • Hilah on January 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Annette!
      Sounds like your oil was not hot enough. That is usually the culprit when fried things turn out greasy and not crisp. Hope you do try it again. A well-made CFS is a thing of wonder. 🙂

  27. Angel on January 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    OMG this Texas girl will be trying this recipe tonight!! A friend of mine wanted me to make this for his birthday and looking online at recipes, I found this one. This is the one I will use. Thanks so much!

    • Hilah on January 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Perfect! Your friend will thank you. 🙂 And I thank you for writing, Angel!

  28. Cabo on March 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    If this is as good as your Dad’s Texas Chili recipe, it must also be fantastic. I’ll definitely give it a try! Please post more of your Dad’s recipes. They all seem so amazing yet simple.

    • Hilah on March 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

      I’ll ask him, Cabo!

  29. Nicoleincos on April 3, 2014 at 8:11 am

    OMFG Hilah! This was amazing. I’d tried making CFS before, but the breading never stayed intact. These are freaking incredible. I actually battered them earlier in the day and kept them in the fridge until ready to fry, which made dinner come together really easily! I made gravy right in the pan when they were done. Thanks for yet ANOTHER great recipe!

    • Hilah on April 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

      YAY!!!! Brilliant idea to leave them in the fridge all day, too, Nicole. Makes a better crust AND saves rushing around at dinner time.

  30. Trent @ Food Assault on May 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    This looks fantastic. I haven’t had chicken fried steak since livng in the US over 12 years ago and we don’t get this here in Sydney. BOOOOOOOO

    I’m giving this a go……..Thanks Hilah.

    • Hilah on May 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

      You shall be so happy, Trent! Send me a picture if you can! 🙂

  31. Amanda Victoria on August 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    You have such a great personality – anything you teach us to cook who’s gonna complain?

    • Hilah on August 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Thanks, Amanda! 😀

  32. Selena on September 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hello Hilah!

    Does cooking the chicken fried steak in bacon grease actually make it taste like bacon ?

    • Hilah on September 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      It gives it a “hint of bacon”.

  33. Mack Farmer on November 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Well good lawd! I somehow came across this blog looking for the best way to cook CFS. You, young lady, have a potty mouth. I think I’m in love. You write like I write, so of course I’m now a fan. I plan to try this today for Thanksgiving, we had our bird yesterday. Really glad I found you…I’ll subscribe, soon as I find the goddam RSS feed. Thanks for this recipe!

    • Hilah on November 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Wheee! Thanks, Mack! I hope you enjoyed the chicken fried steak. 🙂 Did you find the RSS?

  34. Mack Farmer on December 27, 2014 at 7:19 am

    No, sadly. There are all manner of social media widgets and what not up top…but I cannot find the RSS feed linkie thingie. Email me? BTW, this recipe rocks with chicken too. Hope you had great Holidays!

  35. chris nichols on March 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Hilah, great clip! I am 63 and my mom was from Cotulla TX. and she always called it “Texas Fried Steak” Will give your Dads crackers a try. Have you ever tried buttermilk in place of milk for the dredge? Keep up good work!

    • Hilah on March 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Hi Chris!
      I can not believe I’ve never tried buttermilk. That would be great! Thanks for the idea.

    • Sabrina Coopland on July 11, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Which is best to use…Ritz crackers our plain saltines? Thanks

      • Hilah on July 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        I prefer saltines

  36. Savanah on October 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I really wanted to make this recipe but realized I have no eggs, could I just use milk instead?

    • Hilah on October 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

      It won’t be the same, but it would work somewhat. The breading will be much thinner.

  37. David Brown on January 28, 2016 at 8:14 am

    have made this many times tried yours what a HIT thank you for making me look good tell your dad good eaten

  38. Daniel Palmer on November 15, 2016 at 6:34 am


    Love your receipt, even if it’s different than my family’s. My father (RIP) was a Texan, born near Honey Grove in NE Texas, and we all grew up on Chicken Fried Steak with milk gravy, home fries, boiled/steamed poke salad, and black-eyed peas. Once we became successful hunters in Wisconsin, we tended to have our CFS made with venison round. DELICIOUS! I recommend it to any CFS fan, as well as Potatoes Anna ( as a side. You may find some venison having a gamey/liverish flavor, so it’s best to use corn-fed or to milk wash your cutlets before breading.

    Happy Tuesday.

    Daniel Palmer

    • Hilah on November 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks, Daniel! Nice to hear from you. I remember eating poke salad when we visited my mom’s family in Tennessee as a kid.
      CF venison sounds delicious!

  39. Molly on August 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Yummy! At age 48, I had never made chicken fried steak, actually the only thing I have ever fried was french fries. I opened my big mouth and asked my boyfriend if he would like some chicken fried steak for dinner and to my horror he said yes. I did a quick search and found your video. It turned out amazing. He loved it. Thank you so much. You are awesome and adorable!

    • Hilah on August 17, 2018 at 6:50 am

      Hooray, Molly!!! Yay! I’m so happy this worked so well (but of course it did because it’s the best! 😛 ) And good for you for stepping out and trying something new!

  40. Elizabeth on November 27, 2018 at 3:11 am

    There’s also a meat press “Fast Cutlet Maker V2”. It flattens the meat and create a cube pattern on it. It’s popular among germany people.

  41. Kathryn Voorhies on March 11, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Hilah, being a true Southerner, we eat green beans or slaw with our country fried steak. A buscuit or corn bread ( without sugar, buttermilk preferred) would feel finish off the meal. This is one of my very favorite meals! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hilah on March 11, 2019 at 7:52 am

      I’ve never had chicken fried steak with slaw! But I do love slaw 🙂

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