Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak Recipe

If you’re looking for a country-fried steak, Cracker Barrel is the place to go. The restaurant, formerly known as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, has been serving traditional cuisine since its beginning. Although I can’t bring the old country charm into our homes, I can provide you with a recipe for Cracker Barrel’s famous fried steak.

This country-fried steak is delicious for lunch, dinner, or anytime. Follow these simple steps to impress your guests with this signature dish.

 Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak Recipe

Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Here are some simple ingredients lists. So without any further ado, let’s get into the recipe.


  • All-purpose flour ¼ cup

  • Pancake mix ½ cup

  • Pre-tenderized steaks 2-8 oz

  • Vegetable oil ⅓ cup

  • Eggs 2

  • Parsley ⅛ tsp

  • Potato fries ¼ cup

  • Vegetables ¼ cup

  • Gravy:
  • All-purpose flour ¼ cup 

  • Milk 1 cup 

  • Salt & ground black pepper to taste

how to make Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak

  • Coat The Steak: In your breading station Separate the flour, beaten eggs, and pancake mix in separate bowls. Dip each steak in flour, then in the egg, and then in the pancake batter.
  •  Fry The Steak: In a large frying pan, heat half of the oil. Add the steaks to the pan and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Until it gets golden brown color. Set it aside to cool.
  • Gravy Making: Make a roux with the remaining oil for the gravy. Add in the flour and whisk well. When it’s lightly brown and smells nutty, add the milk and whisk until it’s evenly mixed. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper before pouring over the steaks.
  •  Serving: Serve with veggies and potato fries to your liking and garnished with parsley.

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  • Taste the gravy as you need it, and adjust the amount of milk to your personal preference.
  • Just as in restaurants, serve the steaks with your favorite vegetables and a side of mashed/baked potatoes.

Final Word:

These Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak Recipe are a true reflection of Southern cuisine. It is surprisingly simple to prepare. If you’re looking for a new way to prepare steaks, try this recipe. I can tell you’ll be impressed for sure.

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