Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept in the United States. Its restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company’s gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, music CD’s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of September 18, 2012, it operated 620 stores in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.




Cracker Barrel Chicken Fried Steak


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk baking mix (such as the brand Bisquick)
  • 2 pounds bottom or top round steak (cut into four individual portions), pounded well to tenderize
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Milk Gravy (recipe follows)


Preheat oven to 150 degrees F.
In a shallow pan or plate, sift together flour, salt, and pepper.
In another shallow pan, combine egg and water.
In still another shallow pan, place baking mix. Coat steaks in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with baking mix.
In a large frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron skillet) over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add coated steak pieces, in batches, and fry 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked (add additional vegetable oil if needed). Remove from pan and keep cooked steaks warm in preheated oven.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the cooking oil. Put the frying pan back over the heat and make the Milk Gravy.

Makes 4 servings.


  1. Sounds yummy, but where's the Milk Gravy recipe?

  2. is this the same breading recipe for the chicken fried chicken too?

  3. Replies
    1. Yep... 150 is just to keep them warm in the oven as you are frying them up on the stovetop

  4. You make gravy by mixing 1/2 cups flour and 2 cups milk. Start with half cup flour and then stir it a little and then add 1/2 cup milk and stir then add another 1 1/2/ cups milk till thickened but add it slowly.

  5. ients: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste; Freshly ground black pepper; 1 large egg; 2 tablespoons water; 3/4 cup buttermilk baking mix ...