Chicken-Fried Steak with Bacon

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Servings: 2

Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash garlic salt (I used Trader Joe’s garlic salt grinder)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghost chili pepper (ground, from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 tablespoons half&half or whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 pound steak, cubed
  • 1/8 cup half&half
  • 3 slices center cut thick slice bacon
  • drippings from bacon slices
  • (optional: brussel sprout salad)


  1. mix flour, cornstarch, garlic power, onion powder, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in large bowl
  2. move 3/4 cup of the mixture to a separate bowl and, add 2 tablespoons half&half or whole milk and kneed until crumbly and set aside
  3. beat egg in separate bowl (you should have three bowls total at this point)
  4. pat steak dry and cut into 1 inch pieces (like beef for stewing)
  5. roll steak cubes in non-milk bowl of flour+seasoning
  6. pound flat with meat pounder (or I used the bottom of a mason jar) to 1/8 or 1/4 inch thick
  7. recoat in non-milk flour seasoning
  8. coat in beaten egg
  9. coat in milk flour seasoning mixture, pressing to adhere
  10. stick in fridge on parchment paper for 10 minutes
  11. meanwhile, start cooking bacon
  12. put bacon drippings into a saucepan to fry steak
  13. fry cubed steaks 2 minutes per side and then remove from pan
  14. serve steaks with bacon (or add bacon to salad)

Recipe adapted from Cook’ssimilar recipe here.


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