This easy fried steak recipe is a Southern comfort food classic. It’s a delicious family favorite that doesn’t take long to make. The perfect recipe to serve any day of the week.

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Easy Fried Steak and Potatoes

Who else had fried steak about once a week growing up?

I was raised on fried steak served over mashed potatoes. It was one of those meals we all enjoyed and I suspect Mama served it often because it was affordable enough to feed our large family and didn’t take many ingredients or time to make.

Mama used cube steak because it was already pounded out and tenderized. However, you can use regular round steak. You would just need to pound it out and tenderize it a bit before preparing. Just check at the grocery store and buy whichever is on sale. That’s usually how I plan my meals each week anyway.

The best part about this one is that it’s such an easy meal idea. It doesn’t require much more than a bit of seasoning. Then just toss it in your skillet and let it brown a bit on each side.

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Easy fried steak goes great with mashed potatoes and gravy or a baked potato. Or, even better, it makes a great meat for a sandwich with just a good helping of Duke’s mayonnaise and two slices of white bread. Yum! That’s southern comfort food at its finest for real!

Scroll down to the end of the recipe for a printable version of this one. Who knows when you’ll need it? So that way, you can keep it on hand with other go-to comfort favorites.

Easy Fried Steak Recipe

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You’ll need the following few ingredients to make fried steak at home for your family. Besides the cube steak, you probably have everything else in your pantry or fridge.


1/2 cup vegetable oil

6 pieces of cube steak

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

salt and pepper, to taste

2 Tablespoons butter

easy fried steak recipe


Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet.

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Blend together the flour, seasoned salt and 2 teaspoons of pepper in a shallow pan.

Salt and pepper each side of the cube steak, then toss around in the flour mixture, making sure to coat both sides.

Melt the butter in the heated oil, then fry the cube steak for about 2 minutes, flipping it over when it’s fried to a golden brown. Repeat on the other side then remove to a paper towel lined platter and serve. Enjoy!

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I have lots of comfort food recipes that are quick and easy, but here are some other family favorite recipes just in case you need a little more cooking inspiration this week. Happy Cooking – enjoy!

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