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Mom’s Fried Steak

June 26, 2017Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Mom’s Fried Steak was always one of my favorite meals growing up. Mom used to serve it almost weekly with mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, usually a fruit pie and always some homemade bread. Next to her Fried Chicken, this was the meal I asked for most when I was little.

Mom used to buy a round steak and have it tenderized by the butcher. Then she would cut it into cutlets. After generously salting and peppering the steaks, she would dredge them in flour and then fry in shortening. Then she would make a gravy using Kitchen Bouquet seasoning and potato water leftover from boiling potatoes. Mouthwatering, wonderful, gastronomic delight are words that express how I felt about this meal.

For this recipe I used a gluten free flour and avocado oil to fry the steaks in. But other than that I followed Mom’s way of preparing the steak. This is not really a “Country-Fried Steak” because Mom never made gravy with milk. She also never deep fried steak or chicken. She always made a pan-fried version.

This gravy is never super smooth because I use the pieces of beef that stick to the pan while frying and scrape them into the gravy while making it. However, I would recommend that the hot, mashed potato water be added to the bits in the pan before actually whisking in the flour paste. It does make for a smoother gravy that way. Also, I highly recommend using cast iron skillets. It’s easier to scrape the bits of beef into the gravy with a metal spatula and whisk ingredients together than with plastic or silicone versions.

If you are looking for an old-fashioned way to make Fried Steak – the way your momma or grandma may have decades ago, then give Mom’s Fried Steak a try. I don’t make it very often anymore, but it’s still one of those comfort foods I salivate over when I do!

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Mom’s Fried Steak was always one of my favorite meals growing up.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

The rich gravy is delicious served over the steaks and mashed potatoes.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Mom’s Fried Steak is comfort food at its best!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. The mason jar contains pink Himalayan sea salt. Mom used to use Crisco shortening and regular flour. The avocado oil and gluten free flour are my only concessions to trying to make this recipe a little healthier.

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Generously sprinkle both sides of the cube steaks with salt and pepper.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Dredge cube steaks in gluten free flour. (Regular all-purpose flour can also be used if you don’t care about gluten intolerance).

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Fry steaks in avocado oil and brown on each side. Cover with lid and cook over low heat until steaks are cooked through.

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Scrape beef bits off the bottom of the skillet.

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I actually did this backwards. It’s better to pour the reserved mashed potato water in now and then slow add the flour mixture.

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Combine hot mashed potato water with beef bits and grease in the pan. Whisk to combine. (A wooden spoon won’t work and will cause lumpy gravy). Then slowly add the flour mixture and continue whisking. Add additional salt, pepper and Kitchen Bouquet seasoning as desired. I like to add a bit of parsley too.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Bring to a boil and allow gravy to thicken.

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Serve Mom’s Fried Steak with gravy on the side.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

We always serve this steak with mashed potatoes so gravy can be ladled over top of both. It’s great with corn-on-the-cob and watermelon slices too. 🙂

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

This down-home favorite is so satisfying to the taste buds.

Here’s the recipe.

MOM’S FRIED STEAK

(Recipe adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

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Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak
Course Beef
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beef
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the meat.
  2. Dredge in flour.
  3. Heat oil over medium heat in extra large skillet.
  4. Fry steaks in hot oil until brown on the bottom.
  5. Turn steaks over and cook other side.
  6. Turn heat to low and cover with lid until meat is cooked all the way through.
  7. Remove steaks to platter.
  8. With a spatula scrape up all the beef with drippings so it’s worked into the gravy.
  9. Increase heat to medium or medium high.
  10. Add potato water a little at a time until you whisk in one to 1 ½ cups.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Add about 1/3 cup gluten free flour mixed with water like a paste and stir very slow into beef drippings/water. (Continue whisking constantly).
  13. Add kitchen bouquet seasoning, additional salt and pepper and parsley as desired.
  14. Whisk until gravy has thickened.
  15. Serve steaks with gravy and mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you find the gravy is too lumpy, you can put it in a blender or immersion blender with the chopper option. Pulse for 10-15 seconds and it will smoothen out.

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Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Mom’s Fried Steak is still one of my favorite comfort foods, even though I don’t make it as often as when we were first married.

Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak

Serve Mom’s Fried Steak with the delicious sides of your choice.

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Print Recipe
Mom's Fried Steak BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
We grew up eating Mom's Fried Steak recipe almost every week. We love this amazing comfort food. This version is gluten free and uses avocado oil instead of shortening.
Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak
Course Beef
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beef
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mom's Fried Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's Fried #Steak is amazing comfort food. We love this tasty recipe. #beef #glutenfree #countryfriedsteak
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the meat.
  2. Dredge in flour.
  3. Heat oil over medium heat in extra large skillet.
  4. Fry steaks in hot oil until brown on the bottom.
  5. Turn steaks over and cook other side.
  6. Turn heat to low and cover with lid until meat is cooked all the way through.
  7. Remove steaks to platter.
  8. With a spatula scrape up all the beef with drippings so it’s worked into the gravy.
  9. Increase heat to medium or medium high.
  10. Add potato water a little at a time until you whisk in one to 1 ½ cups.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Add about 1/3 cup gluten free flour mixed with water like a paste and stir very slow into beef drippings/water. (Continue whisking constantly).
  13. Add kitchen bouquet seasoning, additional salt and pepper and parsley as desired.
  14. Whisk until gravy has thickened.
  15. Serve steaks with gravy and mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you find the gravy is too lumpy, you can put it in a blender or immersion blender with the chopper option. Pulse for 10-15 seconds and it will smoothen out.

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