Sirloin Fried Steak Recipe
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Sirloin Fried Steak Recipe

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"I've been the chief cook ever since I moved in with my father, says Judy Yackey of Kalispell, Montana. "With its crispy coating, this southern specialty is his favorite meal. He loves it with mashed potatoes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1/2 cup gravy equals 596 calories, 33 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 188 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.


  1. Flatten steak to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into two serving-size pieces. Place flour and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg and water. Coat steaks with flour, then dip into egg mixture and coat with crumbs.
  2. In a large skillet, cook steaks in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Remove and keep warm.
  3. For gravy, stir flour into pan drippings until blended, loosening browned bits. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with steaks. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fried Steak in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p40

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I made this recipe with a chicken breast and it was so tender and moist.the family loved it and now they want it all the time"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"We enjoyed this dish. I had the butcher cube the sirloin steak for me. I only used half of the flour and bread crumbs called for in the coating so that it wasn't too thick. Next time I'll use the full amount. The gravy is good."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"My husband said it wasn't bad, but this is not something I should make all the time."

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"I never made chicken fried steak before but this was so good and so easy, I'm going to make it again."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"This was an easy delicious recipe. I've been making chicken fried steak for my husband for years and never cared for it when prepared with just flour, this recipe was great!!! This is the way I'll prepare it from now on."

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