One menu item that is associated with the South is Chicken Fried Steak and White Gravy. It is the law here in Tennessee that you also serve mashed potatoes and homemade buttermilk biscuits with this dish. Just kidding, but it is a perfect menu.

Don’t forget about the Southern Green Beans as another side and a glass of Iced Tea!

1 lb Top Round Steak – Place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound thin with a mallet, about 1/4 inch thick.

Season with 2 tablespoons dry rub mixture.

Let rest in refrigerator for about 2 hours.

Dry Rub Mixture

1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup paprika, dash of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon cumin.  (Store in air tight container)

Flour Mixture

1 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt.

Egg Mixture 

3 eggs, 1 teaspoon tabasco, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce.

Add about 1/4 inch of oil to pan. Heat oil to about 350 degrees, if it’s smoking it’s too hot.

Coat steak lightly with flour mixture.

Coat lightly with egg mixture, shake off excess.

Coat well with flour mixture.

Add coated steak to oil and fry about 2-3 mins. per side or until golden brown.

Place in 200 degree oven to stay warm while you make the gravy, or prepare gravy first.

Make your favorite white gravy to top the steak.