It can be difficult to choose between steak and fried chicken, so why should you have to? You don't when you make the recipe that follows. It takes cube steak, which is tenderized steak, and breads it using flour, cornmeal, and lots of spices. Don't try to use another cut for this, such as sirloin or a filet. Cube steak is readily available, it's thin enough to create the perfect chicken fried steak, and it doesn't have too much marbling which will make it chewy.
You could also just make the steak on its own, but you really should make the gravy to go along with it. Chicken fried steak just isn't the same when eaten dry without the gravy. It really does take just a few ingredients that you likely already have on-hand, and a couple minutes of time. When everything comes together, especially with a big old pile of mashed potatoes on the side, it really is one of the most perfect meals.