This is a delicious southern dish that my kids absolutely love. I cut the cube steak into strips usually and make steak "fingers". Whether you cut your up in strips or leave it whole, this is one I'm sure you're going to enjoy just as much as we do.
Begin by heating the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. I start by heating the oil first so the oil is hot and ready once I've started breading. If you prefer you can heat the oil once you've finished the other steps.
In a shallow dish add milk and eggs - beat with a fork until well combined
In another shallow dish combine remaining dry ingredients and mix with a fork
Place the cube steak first in the milk/egg mixture then into the dry mixture and then back into the milk/egg and once again into the dry mixture. You'll be double coating each piece of steak.
Once your steak is coated carefully place a few pieces at a time into the hot oil.
Cook until the edges start to look golden brown - about 2 minutes. Gently turn over and cook the other side until it's golden brown.
Once all the meat is cooked pour off all grease into a heatproof measuring cup - pour about 1/4 cup back into the skillet without cleaning it
Once the grease is hot sprinkle flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk mix the flour with the grease until it is a golden-brown paste. If it becomes too thick or pasty/clumpy your gravy will be lumpy so add a bit more grease as necessary to keep it the right consistency. If it looks overly greasy add a bit more flour. You want to keep cooking the roux until it reaches a deep, golden brown color.
Pour in the milk - continue to whisk the gravy to keep it the correct consistency. Add salt and pepper to your taste and continue to cook and whisk the gravy for another 5-10 minutes. If it becomes overly thick add a bit more milk and continue to taste to ensure the gravy is seasoned for your taste.
I didn't get pictures of the gravy while I was making it - I'll try to get pictures the next time I make this dish. I like to serve this dish with white rice just the way I had it the first time when I lived in TX.