Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

See the RecipeAndré Baranowski

The history of chicken fried steak is much disputed. Its name derives from the fact that the meat is battered and pan-fried in the same manner fried chicken is. More likely, though, chicken fried steak is a variant of the crisp pork or veal cutlet known as wiener schnitzel, which was brought to Texas by German immigrants in the late 1800s.