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Crumb-Coated Cube Steaks

“I always buy steaks like this that are already cubed and tenderized at the meat counter. Fresh tomato slices, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas complete this menu.”—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltines (about 25 crackers)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 beef cube steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, flour, salt, baking powder, cayenne and pepper. Dip steaks in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture.
  • In a large skillet, cook steaks in oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • For gravy, stir flour into the pan until blended. Gradually add milk, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with steaks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 418 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • laura1205
    Jun 16, 2014

    Have made this several times, everyone loves it, was quick, easy and moist

  • teenalong
    Jul 1, 2013

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  • bookhamster
    Mar 18, 2013

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  • vwgirl9
    Sep 2, 2012

    It was a little plain and oily

  • prstv
    Sep 7, 2011

    quick, easy and delicious

  • wrob586
    Jun 15, 2011

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  • kycropqueen
    Apr 19, 2010

    Just made this tonight in a hurry and it went really well. My family loved it and I will make it again. I did use skim milk instead of whole throughout the recipe and it worked just fine. I did have trouble with the gravy being lumpy, but that is probably my error! I will double the gravy next time as someone else mentioned. It tasted very much like the Chicken Fried Steak we get in Texas. YUMMY!

  • jessicastant
    Dec 14, 2009

    These were delicious and easy.

  • KLScoville
    Oct 10, 2009

    My husband absolutely loves this recipe, so easy to make too.

  • Half_Pint_75
    Jun 13, 2009

    Outstanding!! This one has become a staple in my recipe box!