Mock Chicken Fried Steak

Mock Chicken Fried Steak


"I'm not sure where my mom got this recipe, but she used to make it at least once a month. Although she never served it with gravy, I think peppered gravy would go great with this."


1 h servings 412 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 707 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, parsley, chili powder, salt, egg, and 1 cup of crushed saltine crackers. Form into 6 balls, then flatten into patties. Coat patties with remaining cracker crumbs, and place them on a plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties for about 7 minutes per side, or until the centers are well done and the outside is golden brown.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 191 Ratings


This looks alot like the recipe I use. Only I use Italian bread crumbs, a little in the meat and to coat, instead of the cracker crumbs. I also use two eggs and one grated carrot in the meat to ...

Delicious with mashed potatoes and country gravy! Only complaint - the patties didn't need to be cooked 7 minutes on each side, mine were definitely a bit overdone. The crackers give a nice cr...

This is soooo good! I did make a couple of changes. I brushed the patties with egg and then pressed the cracker crumbs in. Like others, I had to keep cleaning out the skillet to get rid of bu...

My husband loves these. He calls them "hamburger steaks". I get a package of hamburger patties already made up, which are pretty thick, season them them garlic powder, onion powder, steak seas...

I really get a kick out of "mock" anything, but I must admit I was kind of surprised at how close this came to real chicken fried steak! I used ground turkey instead of beef, but in every other...

DELICIOUS!!! I'm currently living overseas and finding certain spices is nearly impossible... chili powder included, so I didn't use any. I used extra parsley instead. Aside from that one tweak,...

All 3 of my kids loved this--a rare feat in our household! I substituted ground turkey for the beef & added a packet of onion soup mix. I also needed more than 1 cup of crushed crackers to coa...

Very good and easy. I too did not use the chili powder, but used some dry onion mix(I get mine from the bulk store). Don't need near the amout of saltine's listed. I wasted a lot. Maybe 1/2 to ...

This was a nice change of pace from tacos and burgers, but I think it needs some changes. As written, the chili powder is overwhelming and the crumbs don't stick to the patties. I would half t...