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Beef Tallow Chicken Fried Steak

Enjoy the homemade Chicken Fried Steak you loved growing up in a much healthier way. An inch or two of tallow is all that’s needed to pan-fry these steaks to a delicious, crispy exterior. Pair this easy and simple chicken fried steak with beef tallow recipe with our easy homemade lard gravy recipe for that perfect smothered experience.


  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef bottom round or cube steaks
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • ½ cup tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 14 ounces Fatworks Beef Tallow
Note: ask your butcher to run the meat through the tenderizer 1-2 times.



Whisk together the egg and coconut milk in a wide, shallow bowl. In a separate wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper.


Add the Beef Tallow to a wide, heavy-bottomed skillet (10-12” width pan is ideal for a 1-2” depth of oil) and place the pan over medium heat. When the surface of the oil begins to shimmer, the oil should be hot enough to fry.


Place one steak in the dry mixture and lightly dust both sides. Shake off the excess and dip the steak into the wet egg mixture. Allow excess to drip off and dip the steak again in the dry mix. Pat the dry mixture onto the steak until all sides are coated well. Set the coated steak on a plate to rest for 5 minutes before frying. Repeat with the remaining steaks.


Once the steaks have rested and the oil is hot enough, fry them in batches, careful not to crowd the pan. They are ready when they are dark-golden on both sides. Move the cooked steaks to a cooling rack set over paper towels to catch the grease. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and allow them to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Fat: Pure Tallow
Tags: Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo Friendly