Sunday, November 4, 2007

Argentine Milanesa

My husband served his mission in Argentina. Today is his birthday and so we decided to try something special for him. He loves milanesa (it is breaded sirloin, like chicken fried steak or steak parmigiana). Imagine my surprise when he said it was so good and tasted EXACTLY LIKE HE REMEMBERED! That never happens when I try to make Argentine food (he always likes it, but it is never exactly right) This one is a keeper. Be brave and try it one night, it is actually really simple and very similar to an Italian dish. I served it with noodles just because I knew my kids would eat noodles (I simply cooked spaghetti and then tossed it with some minced garlic, olive oil, and shredded Parmesan cheese)

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese or romano cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 lbs boneless beef top sirloin steaks, cut into 1/4 inch slices (1-1/2" thick)

oil (for frying)
4 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced (we didn't have tomatoes we substituted tomato sauce as another recipe suggested, still very yummy)
8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

lemon wedges
  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.
  2. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Dip steak in egg mixture, then coat with the crumb mixture.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1/2" of oil.
  5. Brown steak over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (keep in mind that the longer it is cooked, the tougher it gets).
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  8. Top beef with tomato, then cheese slices.
  9. Broil 4" from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. Serve with lemon wedges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love milanesa. Sister Cuello has a really good recipe for it. I will tell mom to try this recipe though.