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Makeover Country-Fried Steak

 Makeover Country-Fried Steak
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
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Place buttermilk and 3/4 cup flour in separate shallow bowls. Dip
  • steaks in buttermilk, then flour.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.