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Kansas chicken fried steak
Kansas Chicken Fried Steak

One of the most popular dishes in Kansas - Found in many states, in many versions, this Kansas staple is made with a milk based gravy and lots of pepper!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Kansas
Keyword: beef, gravy, pan fried, potatoes, state food, steak
Servings: 4 people
Author: HelenFern
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds beef sirloin steaks (4 steaks)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 cups milk
  1. Start by pounding the steak with a meat tenderizer. Not only does this make it fork tender, it helps the coating to stick better.

  2. Next, mix the flour with the salt, pepper and garlic powder, blending well. Place each steak in the flour to coat it.

  3. Whisk the egg with the water, then dip it into the egg mixture followed by a dip in the bread crumbs.

  4. Fry it about 5 to 10 minutes then turn. Both sides should be golden brown.

  1. In a heavy skillet, melt the butter. Slowly stir in the flour and cook until it begins to turn golden. Whisk in the milk and continue whisking until it's starting to thicken.

  2. Stir in the salt and pepper. 

  3. Serve the steak with mashed potatoes and smother it all with the gravy.