Light Country-fried Steak and Gravy

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Think traditional Southern cooking is always fattening? Here's a recipe for country fried steak with all of the flavor and very little fat. Good fixins!



  1. Flatten steaks to ¼-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  2. Sprinkle evenly with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Combine crushed crackers, ¾ cup flour, and red pepper.
  4. Stir together egg substitute and ½ cup milk.
  5. Dip steaks into egg mixture; dredge in cracker mixture, pressing lightly into cracker mixture.
  6. Cook steaks in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  7. Remove steaks from skillet; drain on paper towels and keep warm.
  8. Whisk together remaining 1½ cups milk, remaining 2 tablespoons flour, and remaining each of ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  9. Pour mixture into reserved drippings in skillet; cook over medium- high heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened.
  10. Serve gravy over steaks.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
  12. Cooking tip: if you like a thicker gravy add more flour or reduce the amount of milk.

Nutritional information[edit]

Per serving (⅙ recipe):

  • Calories 288 (35% from fat) | fat 11.1g (sat 2.1g) | protein 24.0g | carb 23.2g | fiber 0.8g | chol 39mg | iron 3.8mg | sodium 435mg