For years, the humble Chicken Fried Steak (CFS) has been served at greasy spoons across the USA. And finally, the mythical dish arrives on PorkRinds.com with a special low-carb twist.
There’s something uniquely American, and audacious, about frying a perfectly good steak within a breading that is typically reserved for chicken.
The problem? CFS’s nutritional content doesn’t lend well to low carb diets. PorkRinds.com has a solution for you!
As with many American dishes, the origin of CFS is disputed. Most scholars agree that the entree was introduced to the American Southwest by German or Austrian immigrants in the 19th century.
Thanks to it's European origins, chicken fried steak’s similarity to Austria’s wiener schnitzel is striking. In America, innovative immigrants substituted beef in lieu of veal, but kept many of the other ingredients intact.
Today, CFS is often served with carbohydrate-laden white gravy and mashed potatoes.
Traditionally, CFS is made by bathing an egg-washed steak in breadcrumbs. Instead, we’ve concocted a special chicken fried steak keto recipe that uses almond flour and crushed pork rinds breading. This substitution tastes spectacularly crunchy and provides a low-carb option to a traditionally non-keto dish.
The secret weapon of any CFS dish, however, is the gravy. Traditionally, white gravy or sausage gravy uses flour as a thickening agent. Luck for you, we’re sharing a version that is low carb.
Historically, tenderized cube steaks have been the centerpiece of CFS. Oftentimes, these are lower quality round cuts that are hammered with a meat mallet until tender.
There's nothing against this classic tenderized cube steak approach, but we can do better! Since the country fried steak recipe calls for more tender cuts of meat, our chef recommends using Top Sirloin, New York Strip, or even Filet Mignon for this special recipe.
Your arms (and tastebuds) will thank you for not having to tenderize a lowly cut of beef with a meat tenderizer. Plus, our pork rind breading deserves the best!
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to our air-fried and keto take on Chicken Fried Steak.If you're on a low carb or keto diet, this recipe is definitely a keeper.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Fellow keto crusaders, we've done it – we've boldly gone where no low-carb devotee has gone before, conquering the once off-limits realm of Chicken Fried Steak.
With our audaciously delicious Keto Chicken Fried Steak Bites, you can now savor the glory of this classic American dish while hitting your low carb diet goals.
By using almond flour, pork rind breading for the crunchy fried coating, and a keto-approved gravy, we've created a low-carb chicken fried steak masterpiece that is nothing short of culinary genius.
So, go forth and indulge in our Keto Chicken Fried Steak Bites, as you triumphantly navigate the low-carb landscape with delectable satisfaction.
You can serve this comfort food with collard greens, mashed cauliflower and steamed green beans for an easy homecooked keto dinner everyone will enjoy!