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Makeover Country-Fried Steak Recipe

Makeover Country-Fried Steak Recipe

A healthier country-fried steak? Sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. This comforting dish keeps its delicious classic flavors while losing over half the fat. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top round steak (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup plus 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. Cut steak into four serving-size pieces; pound to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine the salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and onion powder; sprinkle over steaks.
  • 2. Place buttermilk and 3/4 cup flour in separate shallow bowls. Dip steaks in buttermilk, then flour.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook steaks in oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in remaining flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in remaining garlic powder and pepper. Serve with steak. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1/4 cup gravy equals 318 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.