Chandler’s Chicken Fried Steak

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
COURSE: Main Course
CUISINE: American
SERVINGS:  people


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 4 pk Nebraska Star Beef® Prestige® Tenderized Round Steaks


  • 1 sleeve Saltine Crackers crushed
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Nebraska Star Beef® Signature® Seasoning


  • 1/2 cup Crisco Shortening


  • 1/2 cup Crisco Shortening (from frying)
  • 1/4 cup Seasoned Flour from Breading Process (add more if necessary)
  • remaining Crushed Saltine Crackers from breading
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Nebraska Star Beef® Signature® Seasoning to taste



  • Crush Saltine Crackers to a mostly fine powder with a few larger flakes remaining. Season the flour with the Signature® Seasoning. Whisk eggs and put them in a shallow dish.
    chicken fried steak dredging
  • Maintaining one had for wet and one for dry, dredge the Tenderized Round Steak in flour, then the egg wash and finally in the crushed saltines and fry.
    chicken fried steak breading


  • In a heavy cast iron skillet, or similar, heat 1/2 cup of Crisco Shortening to 350° F.  There should be between 1/4" and 1/2” of oil in the bottom of the pan.
    chicken fried steak flipping
  • Once heated, lay the breaded Tenderized Round Steaks in the oil away from yourself so hot oil does not splash on your skin. Fry on each side until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and place on a cookie sheet with drip rack and salt immediately. 


  • When all Tenderized Round Steaks have been fried, add the flour and crushed Saltine crackers to form a roux.
  • Add two cups (approx.) milk and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens into gravy. Season to taste with Nebraska Star Beef® Signature® Seasoning. Serve over chicken fried steaks. 
    chicken fried steak gravy
  • Enjoy!
    cam and chicken fried steak

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