Fried Cube Steak


I feel like whenever the weather gets hotter, the less willpower I have to blog. My slowest blogging months are definitely June, July, and August. Maybe the sun just makes me lethargic. Maybe it’s because my DB doesn’t have to study, so we don’t frequent coffee shops for hours in the summer. Maybe because it’s just too darn hot to bake/cook in southern California.


Did I just say southern California? You betcha. My DB got a summer job at a firm in downtown LA, so we’ve moved back for the next ten weeks. Well, he’s moved back. I’ll be going back and forth between the bay area and LA for work. It’ll be a hectic ten weeks, but it’ll be fun.


Cube steak is pretty much the poor man’s steak. It’s cheap, tasty, and filling. What more do you need from a meal?


This recipes comes from The Pioneer Woman. She seriously makes the best recipes. If I could live in someone’s shoes for a day, it’d be her. To live life on a ranch, to cook in a kitchen with every appliance available, and to have all that space? I wouldn’t mind leaving California for a bit to do that. Note that I said a bit, not forever. California is where my heart is.

This meal would go great with any starch side: baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes… Just make sure that you pat the steaks dry with paper towels to absorb all the excess oil. Also note that cube steak is a bit chewier than normal steak.

Fried Cube Steak


  • 3 pounds Cube Steak (round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper, Or To Taste Salt, For Seasoning Meat
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Mix together flour, seasoned salt, and pepper in a large shallow plate.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the meat with salt and pepper.
  4. Dunk both sides of each piece of meat into the flour mixture, until well coated.
  5. Add butter to pan right before frying. Once melted, add the meat and cook. Flip when sides are deep golden brown and cook about 1 minute on the other side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately.




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