The Perfect Fried Steak

I have always been interested in making the perfect fried steak but somehow I could never get it right. The meat will either be too hard and almost burnt or raw inside and chewy!

So I decided to go on a search…and I managed to find just the right recipe for making the best fried steak (thank you Google!).

This wonderful recipe is from The Pioneer Woman website and it is pretty straight forward. What I also like the most about this recipe (besides it being so easy and quick; and tasty!)  is that you don’t have to dip the steaks in egg — less messier!


  • 3 pieces of tenderized steak ( remember the steak has to be tenderized)
  • a cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • seasoned salt ( I used the Robertsons Succulent Red Meat seasoning spice)
  • salt and lots of ground black pepper


1. Firstly, start off by pouring your oil onto a frying pan and heat it up on medium heat.

2. While the pan is heating up, take your flour and pour it into a big bowl. Add your seasoned salt and lots of ground black pepper. Add the salt and pepper according to your liking. I probably added about 2 teaspoons of the seasoned salt and about 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper (the more pepper, the better). Then mix everything together.


3. Then on a separate plate, season both sides of your steak with salt and pepper (again, according to your taste buds).


4. Then take one piece of the seasoned steak at a time and place it in the seasoned flour.


5. Thereafter, make sure you coat the steak very well with the flour. You can use a fork to get as much flour as possible onto the steak or you can use your fingers. Make sure to coat both sides of the steak.


6. The frying pan should be nice and hot by now.  Now add about 2 tablespoons of butter, the butter should melt and sizzle.


7. Once the butter has melted and is sizzling, quickly place all three steaks onto the pan and as soon as they hit the pan, they should also sizzle.


8. Let the steaks fry on one side for about 3 minutes or until the edges start turning golden brown. Then turn the steaks around and continue frying the other side until the steaks are cooked and golden brown. When you turn the steaks around, you can add another tablespoon of butter to ensure you have enough butter on the pan to continue frying. The butter really helps to give your steaks a great taste and a lovely golden colour!


Once you are done, you can transfer your fried steaks to a plate and serve with any starch of your choice. I had mine with fried chips and fried egg; and I topped the steak with white sauce. Black pepper or mushroom sauce also works very well with these steaks.




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