Chicken Fried Steaks
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
Oil for frying
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
In a shallow bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder and seasonings. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Dip each cubed steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook 5 minutes longer or until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink. Remove steaks and keep warm.
Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings; stir remaining flour into drippings until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and remaining buttermilk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks. Makes 4 servings (2 cups gravy).