Chicken Fried Steak with Sage Gravy Recipe on Food52.
Four 1/4-inch thick ribeye steaks
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plus 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat or butter
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon finely chopped sage
Working with one steak at a time, lay the steak between two sheets of parchment or wax paper and flatten with a meat pounder to 1/8-inch thickness. Season with flattened steaks with salt and pepper. Spread 1 cup flour on a large plate. Season with flour with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Again, working one steak at a time, dip the steak in the flour, lightly coating both sides. Next, dip the steak in the buttermilk mixture, letting any excess drip off.
Then dip the steak in flour once more, lightly but completely coating the steak; shake off any excess flour. Set the coated steaks on a baking sheet until ready to use. Heat the bacon fat or butter in a medium saucepan. Once it's hot, add the remaining 7 tablespoons flour, and whisk until smooth.
Cook over medium low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, then the cream, bring to a boil -- whisking all the time -- then reduce the heat and let the gravy simmer until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cover the base of a large iron skillet with 1/8-inch canola oil. Place over medium high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add as many steaks as will fit (probably just one or two), and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Do the rest in batches. A splatter guard comes in handy if you don't want your stove covered in beef fat.
As the steaks finish cooking, set them aside on a baking sheet. When the steaks are nearly finished, whisk the gravy and add the sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve each steak with a ladleful of gravy.
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