5 from 2 votes
Steak Fingers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

A Steak Fingers Recipe featuring strips of cube steak coated in a flavorful dredge and dropped in sizzling oil until they've achieved crunchy, golden beefy perfection!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Steak Fingers
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 677 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 ½ lb Tenderized Cube Steaks
  • 2 c All-Purpose Flour separated
  • 2 ½ tsp Kosher Salt separated
  • 1 ½ tsp Black Pepper separated
  • 2 Eggs slightly beaten
  • ¾ c Whole Milk
  • ¾ c Crushed Saltine Crackers  (about 10 crackers)
  • 2 c Canola Oil
  1. Cut each steak into 3 strips, about 1 ¼” wide, and set aside until ready to use. 

  2. Have a dredging station ready with three rimmed trays or pie dishes. In the first tray whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and a ½ teaspoon of pepper. In the second try, combine milk and eggs. For the third tray, whisk together 1 cup flour, cracker crumbs, 1 ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. 

  3. Add canola oil to a large frying pan, Dutch oven, or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and allow to come to temperature. The oil should be between 350°- 375°.

    Next to the skillet, have ready a rimmed baking sheet, lined with paper towels. Place a cooling rack atop the paper towels if you do not want the bottom of your steak fingers to get soggy.

  4. In the meantime, dredge each piece of steak in the flour mixture, then the egg wash, followed by the flour-cracker mixture. Make sure to coat both sides of the steak strips thoroughly and evenly across each station.

  5. Add the steak fingers to the oil in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the skillet. Cook for 3 ½ minutes, turn and cook for an additional 3 minutes on the other side.

  6. Sprinkle the strips with Kosher salt while they are still hot for an extra punch of flavor (if desired). Serve alongside mashed potatoes and Homemade Country Gravy and enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts
Steak Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 1712mg74%
Potassium 669mg19%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 84IU2%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.