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Voodoo Chicken Fried Steak

This spellbinding dish features tender breaded cubed steak that’s smothered with creamy roux loaded with chopped bacon and crawfish tails.
Servings 30 steaks


  • 1 qt. Pioneer® Roasted Jalapeño Cream Skillet Gravy Mix (214161), prepared
  • 3 cups Pioneer® Pre-Dip Batter Mix (216558), prepared 1 lb. batch
  • 4 cups Pioneer® All Purpose Batter and Breading Mix (216555)
  • 1 lb. Bacon, sliced
  • 30 pcs. Cubed steak (4-6 oz. each)
  • 1 stick Butter, divided
  • 2 cups Onion, diced
  • 2 cups Green bell pepper, diced
  • 48 oz. Crawfish tails


  • Preheat deep fryer to 350°F.
  • Prepare the Pioneer® Roasted Jalapeño Cream Skillet Gravy Mix according to package instructions. Reserve 1 quart of the gravy for another use and set 1 remaining quart aside.
  • Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove from pan and pour off about half of the fat in the pan, set pan with fat aside. Chop cooled bacon and set aside.
  • Place 3 cups of prepared Pioneer Pre-Dip Batter Mix in a bowl. In another bowl, place 4 cups of dry Pioneer All Purpose Batter and Breading Mix.
  • Pre-dust the cubed steaks in the dry all-purpose mix, shake off excess, and then dip into the wet pre-dip. Next, place the cubed steak back into the dry all-purpose mix and shake off excess. Repeat for all cubed steaks.
  • Fry breaded steaks in hot oil until golden brown, or the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Keep warm.
  • Melt ½ stick of butter in reserved pan with bacon fat (from step 3) and sauté the onions and green bell peppers until translucent, about 5–7 minutes.
  • Add the chopped bacon and crawfish tails and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Combine the 1 quart of reserved prepared gravy with the bacon and crawfish tail mixture along with the remaining ½ stick of butter.
  • Simmer for 2–3 minutes, stirring often to melt the butter, then serve over the hot chicken fried steaks with extra sauce on the side for dipping.


Substitute Products:
  • Conestoga Breading & Batter Mix (99457)
  • Morrison's Breading Mix (00772)