I love southern cooking, mostly because the food is fried… there’s nothing better than a crisp golden crust on a big piece of meat. (Is your mouth watering yet?) But also because it’s called soul food for a reason. It feels like it’s giving your tummy a big warm hug and makes you feel like your home even if that’s hundreds of miles away.
When I started searching for a GF Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy recipe I knew I wanted to make something that would make my grandma proud. I got a great deal on some Bob’s Red Mill GF Flour on Amazon a few months ago so I have tons of it at my apartment, but you can use any GF flour blend you have on hand. You could even use the GF Bisquick, but I’m not a huge fan of how it comes out as a breading.
- 1 pound cube steak
- 1 cup GF flour blend
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional if you like the heat)
- oil for frying (I use vegetable, canola, or grapeseed)
- 2 Tbls Smart Balance Light (or any non-diary butter substitute)
- 1-1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 Tbls reserved GF flour
- 8-10 in skillet
- Take 2 shallow pie plates and fill one with the GF flour blend, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Mix together. Fill the 2nd plate with the 2 beaten eggs.
- Heat up the oil in your 8-10 in skillet.
- Dredge the steaks first in the eggs, then in the GF flour blend. If you want a thicker coating you can re-dip the steaks in the eggs and dredge again in the flour blend.
- Once your oil is hot enough fry your steaks for 4-5 minutes per side. You can set your oven to warm and place a oven proof dish inside. Take your cooked steaks and place in the oven to stay warm while you prepare your gravy.
- Add the butter & flour to your pan filled with pan drippings. Whisk together to create a rue and cook for 1 minute.
- Pour your almond milk into the pan, starting with 1 cup. Whisk all the ingredients together and cook until the gravy thickens. Add salt & pepper to taste. More milk can be added if gravy becomes to thick.
- Pour gravy over your chicken fried steaks, eat & enjoy!
I like to serve mine with fried eggs and bacon wrapped asparagus, but hash browns or a small salad would also be a nice compliment. Mimosas are also a great companion to any brunch!
What’s your favorite thing to eat for brunch?