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  • Country Fried Steak and Mush-room Gravy

    My husband loves a good meat and “potatoes” meal. I decided to make him Country Fried Steak (sometimes called Chicken Fried Steak) with mashed cauliflower and green beans with bacon. He and my son loved this meal. They said I definitely needed to share. I hope you enjoy!

     

     

    Low Carb Country Fried Steak

    8 pieces of cubed steak

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 cup Carbquik

    1/2 cup almond flour

    Season cubed steak with salt and pepper. Mix Carbquik and almond flour and season mixture with salt and pepper. Dip cubed steak in buttermilk, and then dredge in Carbquik/flour mixture. Allow steaks to rest a few minutes for the breading to set. Heat about 1 inch of oil over medium-high heat (350 degrees) in a large skillet. Place steaks into heated oil and fry for about 6-7 minutes per side. Handle and turn them gently so you don’t lose your breading.

    I decided that while I was cooking some of my husband’s favorites, I would add a mushroom gravy to the meal. I think mushrooms are his absolute favorite food.

    This is optional, but it was a nice addition to the meal. It would also be great over a plain hamburger steak.

     

     

    Low Carb Mushroom Gravy

    8 ounces sliced mushrooms

    3 ounces cream cheese

    1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

    1 1/2 cups broth (beef, vegetable, or chicken)

    salt and pepper to taste

    Sautee mushrooms over medium heat until brown. (I used the grease from the bacon I fried to go in the green beans; in fact, I used the same pan so I wouldn’t have another one to clean. :)  You can use butter or olive oil to sautee the mushrooms if you haven’t made bacon recently. Although, I can’t imagine a time when I haven’t made bacon recently.) Remove mushroom from pan and set aside. Melt cream cheese into the pan and whisk in broth until smooth. Bring to a simmer and mix in xanthan gum. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms and stir. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken further as it cools.

    This is the finished meal served with mashed cauliflower (recipe here) and green beans with crumbled bacon.

    NET carbs in each piece of steak is 2.5.

    NET carbs in entire batch of gravy is 8.