Chicken Fried Steak
This was definitely different from any other chicken fried steak that I’ve had, but it was different in a good way. This recipe uses actual cuts of steak to make the chicken fried steak (as opposed to something like cube steak, etc.) The steaks turned out tender and juicy and the breading was very good. I’m not sure that I was a fan of the onions in the gravy and would probably take them out if I made this again, but over all, it’s a good substitution for a regular chicken fried steak.
Chicken Fried Steak Makes 4 servings – 6 WW Points each
12 oz lean beef round 1/4 cup(s) white all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp table salt, divided 1/4 tsp black pepper, divided 1 1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk, divided 1 large egg white(s) 1 cup(s) dried bread crumbs, coarse-variety 2 slice(s) uncooked reduced-fat bacon 1 spray(s) cooking spray 1/2 cup(s) onion(s), chopped 1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, optional
Place steak between 2 sheets of waxed paper and pound to 1/2-inch thickness; slice steak into 4 equal pieces.
Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper on a plate. Combine 1/4 cup of milk and egg white in a shallow bowl. Place bread crumbs on another plate.
Dip a piece of steak in flour mixture; turn to coat both sides. Next, dip steak in milk mixture; turn to coat both sides. Lastly, dip steak in bread crumbs; turn to coat both sides and set aside. Repeat with remaining pieces of steak; reserve 1 tablespoon of leftover flour.
In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, brown bacon, flipping once, about 5 minutes; remove from skillet and set aside. Add steaks to same skillet and place over medium-high heat. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium, or longer to desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks and set aside.
Off heat, coat skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. When hot, add onion; cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Add reserved tablespoon of flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Pour in remaining cup of milk, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; add remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper and hot sauce. Crumble bacon; stir into skillet. Increase heat to medium and cook until gravy is thickened, stirring constantly, about 1 to 3 minutes. Spoon gravy over steaks and serve immediately. Yields about 3 ounces of steak and 1/4 cup of gravy per serving.