Popular throughout Latin America, milanesas are thin cut steaks that have been breaded and fried. They're easy to make and perfect for a quick supper. Start with thinly sliced top round, dip slices in egg and bread crumbs, and fry for a few minutes on each side. You can make milanesas with chicken breasts too (pollo a la milanesa) - just be sure to pound them to a thin, even thickness.
Steak milanesas are delicious served with chimichurri sauce.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 pound top round, sliced thinly into about 6 steaks
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl.
- Mix the breadcrumbs with the oregano and spread onto a plate.
- Whisk the eggs lightly.
- Dredge each steak into the flour, coating both sides.
- Dip each piece into the egg, then place into the breadcrumbs, coating both sides thoroughly.
- Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Fry each steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until breading is crispy and steak is cooked to desired doneness.
- Serve warm, with chimichurri sauce.