Grain Free Chicken Fried Steak

I had a hankerin’ for chicken fried steak this week. I thought I would have to wait until this Anti-Candida Diet madness ended. But with the discovery of other ‘flours’, I decided I was up for the challenge.

Two times I’ve tried my hand at it. Both with pretty good results. The first try was with an almond meal and coconut flour mix. It was a bit too almondy flavored for me. Don’t get me wrong. I love almonds. I guess just not on my steak.

This last try was just coconut flour with some spices, of course. My 14 year old snuck a bite of it when I was out spot checking the work of my car washer (G). He said it was really good, for not being ‘real’ flour. So, there you go.

First you start with some cube steak. This is a pretty cheap cut of steak too. You can find cube steak in the meat department, mashed to all smithereens or you can mash your own at home. I bought both. I prefer the smithereens type. For some reason, the butcher can smash it way better than me. Okay, I have been hanging out with young people just a little too much this last week. Can you tell by that last sentence? Oh boy.

Beat a few eggs (I used one egg for one steak) in a bowl. In a second bowl, add some ‘flour’, along with a little salt, pepper, and paprika or cayenne.

Now, dredge (that means dip it) the steak into the egg. Get it all covered with egg.

Dredge it now into the ‘flour’ mixture, covering both sides of the steak.

Now do it all over again. Dredge in egg. Dredge in ‘flour’. That’s right, folks. It’s a double dip job.

Fry your steak in some oil. I used some refined Coconut Oil.

Flip your steak when the bottom is golden brown. Keep cooking until the new bottom is brown.

Transfer to plate. Add some lettuce greens. Sprinkle on some lemon juice, or for normal people, some salad dressing.

And lunch is served.

Next time, I will do as Pioneer Woman says, add some milk (the almond kind for me) to my eggs before drenching. That might be the ticket for next time. I’ll let you know. I might look into grain free gravy too.

Here’s Pioneer Woman’s recipe.

  • 3 pounds Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That’s Been Extra Tenderized)
  • 1-½ cup Whole Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Seasoned Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne
  • LOTS Of Black Pepper. Lots.
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy

By the way, I just realized  a few days ago that Coconut Flour needs to be refrigerated or frozen to keep fresh. So, I put mine in a freezer bag and store in the door of my freezer. Just thought you might want to know.


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I'm a stay at home chicken momma with 2 boys and a very understanding husband. In December of '09, we moved to our dream farm. I'm excited to try to become more self-sufficient. So far I have 1 rooster, 9 chickens, 2 goats (some babies on their way this spring), 1 llama, a dog, and a cat. Come along and join us, as we city-slickers figure out how to make our own homestead. You're sure to be entertained.
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2 Responses to Grain Free Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Misty says:

    I better get my coconut flour in the freezer or fridge!

  2. kathleen says:

    Who knew it needed to be refrigerated. Crazy.

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