Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chicken Fried Steak and Sauted Green Beans

Chicken fried steak is an interesting name that can confuse people who have never had it. Is it steak or is it chicken? Well it is steak fried like chicken in hot oil.  I love it, I remember my mom making this all the time when growing up. It is something I will always love.  This recipe is similar to the one my mom uses with a twist of my own flair! I hope everyone enjoys it.

Tools for both recipes:

3 Pie Dishes
Cast Iron Pan or Deep frying Pan
Saute Pan
Cutting Board
Stirring Spoon

Ingredients for Chicken Fried Steak:

4 Cube Round Steak, pounded out thin
3 Eggs
2Tbs Milk
1 C Flour
Half a Sleeve of Saltine Crackers, you can use more if you need to cover the steaks
5 to 7 Flavored Crackers
1tsp Salt
1tsp Black Pepper
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Cayenne Pepper
Canola Oil, enough to cover the bottom of the pan up to an inch


In the first of the 3 dishes combine the flour and all the seasoning and whisk together. The second one combine the eggs and milk and whisk until combined. In the last dish crush the crackers into small pieces.

Then take steak then dip it in the flour and cover completely, then the egg mixture and cover completely, then finally cover the meat completely with the crushed crackers on both sides.

Fill cast iron pan with an inch of oil and heat over medium heat. Place steaks in the pan and cook 5 minutes a side.

Ingredients for Sauteed Green Beans:

1 C Green Beans
3 Stalks Celery, diced
5 Green Onions, diced
3 Cloves Garlic, diced
1tsp Salt
1tsp Black Pepper
1Tbs Canola Oil
2Tbs Butter


Dice celery, onions, and garlic. Heat the saute pan up with the canola oil in it. Add the vegetable to the pan with the salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes or until clear and translucent.

Then add the green beans. Cook until soft and add butter. Mix until melted.

Then enjoy!


  1. Being from the south, our family eats a TON of chicken fried steak! My mother in law from Minnesota had never even heard of it! I've never made mine with crushed crackers, but will have to try it!

  2. I think the crushed crackers are an idaho thing. That is where I am from. I like it done both ways, the crackers can add an extra crunch which is nice.