Keto Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

keto chicken fried steak

This chicken fried steak with sausage gravy is the ultimate in homemade comfort food! Seasoned batter, pan fried to golden perfection, with a rich gravy, and the best part is this recipe can be enjoyed on your keto diet. Get ready to indulge in this classic comfort food!




  • 1 pound cube steak (¼” thick)
  • 2 egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup beef tallow

Sausage Gravy:

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 11/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg


  1. In a shallow dish combine eggs and heavy cream.  Whisk to combine.
  2. In a separate shallow dish, add almond flour, tapioca starch, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.  Whisk to combine.
  3. Add avocado oil and beef tallow to a large cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.
  4. Dip each steak in the egg/cream mixture to coat both sides, then add to the dry mixture and coat both sides.  Shake off any excess flour.
  5. Gently place each steak into cast iron skillet.  Fry until golden brown on both sides.  Remove from the pan and set on a wire rack.
  6. To make gravy, add onions and garlic to a large pan and cook until fragrant.  Add sausage and cook until browned.
  7. Add heavy cream, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg.  Stir and let simmer for 5-7 minutes until thickened.
  8. Pour over steaks to serve.


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