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In the realm of comfort food, few dishes can rival the heartiness and satisfaction of chicken fried steak. A classic with deep roots in Southern cuisine, chicken fried steak has won the hearts and palates of people all around the world.
Unpack the cubed steak, pat dry with a paper towel, and pound between plastic wrap until they are about ¼ inch thick. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steaks.
In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt, paprika, ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and sour cream until well combined.
Coat each steak in the flour mixture, then dip it in the egg mixture, and coat again in the flour mixture. Shake off excess coating.
Pour frying oil into a pan, about ½ inch, and heat it to 350 degrees F. Fry the coated steaks, 1 or 2 at a time, for 2-4 minutes on each side until the coating turns deep golden brown. Place the cooked steaks on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess fat.
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. Whisk in the flour to create a paste. Slowly pour in the milk while whisking until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency.
Pour the gravy over the chicken fried steak, and it's ready to be served. Enjoy your delicious and comforting meal!