Milanesa de Carne Recipe


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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
376 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 376
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 608mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 32g
Calcium 140mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Popular throughout Latin America, milanesas are very thin cutlets (typically beef or chicken) that are breaded and fried, Italian-style. 

They're easy to make and perfect for a quick supper. Batter thinly sliced top round with beaten egg and seasoned bread crumbs. Fry the slices in oil for a few minutes on each side, drain on paper towels, and serve.

You can make milanesas with chicken breasts, too (Pollo a la milanesa)—be sure to pound them to a thin, even thickness.

Milanesas are delicious served with chimichurri sauce or guasacaca. For another style, try Argentinian Italian-style milanesa napolitana.


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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound top round (sliced thinly into about 6 steaks)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a shallow bowl or plate, mix the flour, salt, and ground pepper and set aside.

  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs lightly with the water.

  4. Mix the breadcrumbs with the oregano and Parmesan cheese, and season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Spread the breadcrumbs out onto a plate.

  5. Dredge each steak in the flour, coating both sides and shaking off excess.

  6. Dip each floured steak into the egg wash, and let the excess drip off. Then place the steak into the breadcrumbs, coating both sides thoroughly.

  7. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Fry each steak for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until breading is crispy and steak is cooked to desired doneness.

  9. Serve warm, with rice and chimichurri sauce.

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