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Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

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This keto chicken fried steak is served with cream gravy and is my version of the classic Southern dish! Gluten free and low carb recipe.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish


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Earlier this year when I ran my March Away From The Carbs challenge, I asked for suggestions of high carb dishes that I would convert to low carb. “Chicken Fried Steak” was one of the suggestions – and although it got a little lost on my to-do list, I finally got around to it and so glad that I did!

If you're not from the US, you might not have even heard of this dish. Here's what wiki says:

Chicken fried steak, also known as country-fried steak or CFS, is an American breaded cutlet dish consisting of a piece of beefsteak (most often tenderized cube steak) coated with seasoned flour and either deep fried or pan-fried. It is sometimes associated with the Southern cuisine of the United States. It is breaded and fried with a technique similar to the more common fried chicken, hence “chicken fried.” Chicken fried steak is typically served with cream gravy.”

I absolutely knew that I could make a low carb alternative, with the help of one of my favorite hacks – seasoned pork rinds! So technically I suppose this dish should be called pork-fried-chicken-fried-steak!

How to Make Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Prepare the steak by setting out two plates or shallow bowls, one with the pork rinds (I love the ones from Pork King Good!), and one with beaten eggs.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Press the cube steak into the pork rinds on both sides, then dip it into the egg on both sides.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Finish with pressing it into the pork rinds again. Repeat with the remaining steaks.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Add enough oil to a non-stick skillet to just cover the base and place over a medium-high heat. Add two of the steaks and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Try not to flip them more than once otherwise the coating may not adhere.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Keep the cooked steaks warm in a low pre-heated oven while you cook the remaining steaks. 

When all the steaks are keeping warm in the oven, discard all but about two tablespoons of the cooking fat, and place the skillet over a low-medium heat. Add some cream cheese and whisk it into the grease until it melts. Next, add heavy cream and unsweetened almond milk and warm it through.

Sprinkle a little xantham gum over the gravy, and whisk it vigorously into the sauce. Season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Serve the steaks with the gravy poured over the top.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Here are some ideas of what to serve with the steaks:

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy - a low carb alternative to the classic Southern dish

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This chicken fried steak is served with cream gravy and is my keto version of the classic Southern dish! Gluten free and low carb recipe.

Ingredients

For the gravy

  • 2 tbs cooking fat from frying the steaks
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 225F.
  2. Set out two plates or shallow bowls: one with the pork rinds, and one with the beaten eggs. Press the cube steak into the pork rinds on both sides, then dip it into the egg on both sides.
  3. Finish with pressing it into the pork rinds again. Repeat with the remaining steaks.
  4. Add enough oil to a non-stick skillet to just cover the base and place over a medium-high heat. Add two of the steaks and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Try not to flip them more than once otherwise the coating may not adhere. Keep the cooked steaks warm in the oven while you cook the remaining steaks. 
  5. When all the steaks are keeping warm in the oven, discard all but about two tablespoons of the cooking fat, and place the skillet over a low-medium heat. Add the cream cheese and whisk it into the grease until it melts. Next, add the cream and almond milk and warm it through.
  6. Sprinkle a little xantham gum over the gravy, and whisk it vigorously into the sauce. Season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper.
  7. Serve the steaks with the gravy poured over the top.

Notes

1.6g net carbs per serving of one steak and ¼ of the gravy

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 steak and ¼ of the gravy
Amount Per Serving Calories 547Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 232mgSodium 645mgCarbohydrates 1.7gNet Carbohydrates 1.6gFiber 0.1gSugar 1.2gProtein 40g

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CYNTHIA REGINA PEMBERTON

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Can I use air fryer instead?

Georgina

Monday 23rd of August 2021

I'm sorry I don't have an air fryer so wouldn't know. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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