In search for some good ol' country fried steak in the Chicago or suburbs area. The first time I ever had country fried steak was when my aunt made it. In the old days, the cut of beef was inexpensive and tough, usually round steak, but today many restaurants use more expensive cuts such as tenderloin and rib-eye. If you want leftovers, just keep some of the steak separate from the gravy and crisp it in. Country fried steak, also known as chicken fried steak is one of the most delicious foods. This hearty and indulgent country-fried steak and gravy recipe will have your family and friends asking for seconds. You might be surprised to learn that there is no chicken in Chicken-Fried Steak. Chicken Fried Steak ~ The steak is tender and well seasoned with a perfectly golden brown crispy crust. We coated each steak in a crushed saltine cracker mixture, and then fried until golden brown. The gravy is yummy too with its bits of onion, garlic, and spice.