Making chicken fried steak at home is not difficult. I was really amazed at hot good this turned out – especially the gravy! This recipe is a clear winner.

There is really very little preparation needed. It is important that the meat is thin – about a quarter inch thick. This will allow it to cook through without getting the coating overdone. Use round steak or bottom round steak. Cut the meat into serving-sized portions, bearing in mind that the portions will get bigger as you pound them out. I used a french rolling pin to pound the meat, but I think a tenderizing hammer would be easier and do a better job.

So, the steps are:
1. Prepare the meat.
2. Dredge the meat and fry it.
3. Make the gravy and serve.