If you’re on the hunt for a comforting low carb dinner idea, look no further than this Keto Fried Chicken Steak. Coated in a crispy Parmesan and pork rind crust and smothered in sausage gravy, you won’t believe how filling and delectable this chicken fried steak is.
A glass of Keto Lemonade would be the perfect accompaniment for this fried cube steak.
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Keto Chicken Fried Steak
This chicken fried steak recipe is quick and so flavorful. It starts with cube steak dredged in a savory coating and fried on the stove. The low carb sausage gravy is optional, but really brings the dish together. You could also use this Five Minute Keto Gravy if you prefer.
In just 15 minutes you’ll have a restaurant style chicken fried steak ready to satisfy keto and non-keto eaters alike.
Why do they call it Chicken Fried Steak?
Contrary to its name, this dish is actually make with beef and not chicken cutlets. The name “chicken fried” comes from the way the steak is prepared, with an egg wash and crunchy fried coating.
You can also use any thin cut of steak in place of cube steak if you like. Be sure to tenderize the steak using a meat tenderizer first to achieve that classic chicken fried steak texture.
How to Make Keto Chicken Fried Steak
- Salt and pepper both sides of your cube steak.
- Combine crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika in a shallow dish.
- Dip the cube steak in an egg wash and turn to coat both sides with the egg.
- Lay the egg coated steak in the crunchy crust coating.
- Flip the steak to coat both sides with the crust.
- Gently place the coated steak into a skillet of hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.
Note: Usually cube steak is sold in large pieces. To get four servings of chicken fried steak, I recommend cutting them in half before preparing. Doing this will also make it easier to flip while cooking and will ensure that the beef cooks evenly.
Other Options for Chicken Fried Steak Coating
If you don’t have pork rinds, you can also use almond meal or crushed low carb crackers. Keep in mind, however, that the coating may not have quite the same crunchy texture as fried pork rinds.
Can I make this chicken fried steak egg free?
If you need an egg free option for your keto steak, you can use heavy cream in place of the egg wash. Simply dip the beef in the heavy cream and then coat with the breading and cook according to the recipe instructions.
How to Make Keto Sausage Gravy
- Add crumbled sausage to a large frying pan and cook until browned, breaking up the pieces to ensure that the sausage is cooked thoroughly.
- Remove the sausage from the pan and set it aside on a plate to drain.
- Add onion and garlic to the pan and cook in the fat from the sausage until softened and translucent.
- Add heavy cream, salt, and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and let the gravy simmer for a minute.
- Add the cooked sausage back to the pan and cook for another minute, stirring to combine.
- Spoon your keto sausage gravy over your cooked chicken fried steak and serve.
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g