The Batter-Breaded Taste of the South

Karn Meats is a wholesale provider of country fried steak for restaurants, further processors and other food service providers throughout the nation. With an emphasis on consistency, quality and food safety compliance, we strive to provide this Southern favorite dish to our clients, for their customers. Country fried steak, also known as chicken fried steak, is reminiscent of Southern United States down home cooking and charming hospitality. It is typically prepared by dredging a piece of tenderized steak in seasoned flour and pan frying. This is a similar technique to preparing fried chicken and is the very reason why, in many in homes and dining establishments across the United States, it is called “chicken fried steak.” It has also been compared with Wiener Schnitzel, a classic dish from Vienna, where a tenderized beef or veal cutlet is coated with flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs and then pan fried.

How the Taste Became a National Treasure

Historically, this product is believed to have been introduced to the South by Austrian and German immigrants that settled in Texas. In some traditions, it is deep fried and served with milk gravy heavily seasoned with freshly grated pepper. In Oklahoma, it is recognized officially as part of the state meal. Preparation of the dish varied regionally and it is served with any number of side dishes, including baked beans, mashed potatoes, collard greens or steamed vegetables.

Other Popular Ways to Prepare Country Fried Steak

Popular television chef Emeril Lagasse prepares his country fried steak by pounding out round steak and coating it with salt, pepper and flour and then dipping it in an egg wash. He pan fries it in hot oil until golden brown on each side and then makes milk gravy with the dripping. He serves it with the gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. You may have your very own signature recipe for country fried success. We look to replicate your original formula on a large scale and provide you with a consistent, reliable, perfected service.

For more information regarding our country fried steak product or to make your order, contact Karn Meats today.