Yes, you are reading this correctly. This Southern favorite, including the white gravy, is 100% Keto. This was worth the effort. This one took a little time because I chose to make CFS and CFC at the same time. If you are only doing 1 protein, I’m assuming the time will be shorter. This has to be on your menu. It was fantastic. If you are on mobile or a tablet, you will need to scroll down for the instructions.
- 4 cube steaks (this is the best for CFS)
- 3 large breast, butterflied
- 4-5 large eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 bag Kroger plain pork rinds
- 4 oz. shredded parmesan
- 12 tbs almond flour (6 in with the pork rinds, 6 on a plate for the protein)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
Keto white gravy
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 tbs cream cheese, softened
- 6 tbs heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup of either chicken/beef broth or water
Prep the meat first. This takes the longest. Using a meat tenderizing mallet, beat the cube steaks flat, both sides. Keep the meat in between some cling wrap. Same thing applies for the chicken. Ensure your chicken is butterflied and pound down both sides. Season both sides of the meat with the garlic powder, onion powder and pepper, to taste.
Now it’s time to prep your pork rind crust and batter. In your blender/processor, add 1 bag of Kroger plain pork rinds. I find it easier to go ahead and crush the bag first then put into the blender. Add 6 tbs of almond flour and 4 oz of grated parmesan and blend for 10-15 seconds. Dump contents into a dish you will be able to batter the meat in. Ensure it’s big enough, you will need room. I like to add some pepper here too. It will help add flavor and make your crust look even prettier.
Set up your batter station. In a large bowl/dish, add your 4 large eggs and 1/4 cup heavy cream and whip until combined and thick. On a separate plate, add 6 tbs of almond flour.
Take either protein and dip in the plain almond flour 1st. Coat both sides very nicely. Dip into the egg batter, remove and let excess drip off. Immediately place into the pork rind mixture and coat both sides. It helps to press down firmly to ensure both sides are coated good. Continue this process until all of your meat is battered.
Before placing into your preheated air fryer, spray the top of all the meat with olive oil cooking spray. This will help them get even crispier. You will need to flip them at the halfway point and spray the bottom as well. Be very careful when flipping as the crust will want to come off on the bottom. After flipping and spraying, continue cooking until finished. I cooked the chicken fried chicken at 400 for 17 minutes and the chicken fried steak at 400 for 13. Time will vary but that should get you close.
While the meat is cooking in the air fryer, prepare the white gravy. It’s super simple and only takes a few minutes. On a stove top pan, add 2 tbs of butter, 6 tbs of heavy cream and 2 tbs of cream cheese and whisk slowly until all are combined. Add in the 1/2 cup of chicken/bone broth and keep stirring until it thickens. Add some pepper while you stir. If your gravy is too thick, add a little bit more broth. If it’s too thin, add 1 tbs heavy cream at a time until you like. Simmer on low for just a few minutes then remove from heat. It really is this simple.
Bring it all together and plate. We chose mashed cauliflower which keeps this entire meal 100% Keto. If you have any questions, shoot me an email or leave a comment. As I said, this one took time but was well worth it! Enjoy!!!!