Remove the cube steaks from the refrigerator and pound again with a meat tenderizer
1 lb cube steak
In a breading tray, combine flour, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, chipotle and poultry seasoning with a whisk.
1/2 cup flour, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, 1/2 tsp chipotle chili pepper seasoning, 1/4 tsp black pepper
In a second breading tray, combine the egg and buttermilk and whisk together
1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg
Take each portion of the cube steak and dip into the flour mixture - then the egg mixture - then the flour mixture again. Be sure entire piece is fully coated.
Let rest on a rack or cookie sheet for 10 minutes
Preheat air fryer (if needed) to 370
Line rack/tray with parchment paper or spray your air fryer rack/tray HEAVILY with non-stick spray
Place each piece of chicken fried steak in a single layer in air fryer and spray all spots with flour showing with olive oil spray
Air fry at 370 for 12 minutes - flipping halfway thru. When you flip, spray flour spots with oil
After flipping, prepare the gravy in a small 6" skillet by melting bacon grease on medium heat.
2 tbsp bacon grease
Slowly whisk in flour until incorporated
2 tbsp flour
Whisk in milk, salt and pepper
1 cup milk, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper
Cook until thickened and remove from the heat.
If gravy sits for a few minutes - it will get too thick - you can whisk in more milk over low to loosen up the gravy so it's pourable again
Remove the chicken fried steak from the air fryer and pour gravy over the top