Milanesa

4 Oct

Milanesa

I love food that is breaded. LOVE it. The concept is hard to screw up. Just take some eggs and breadcrumbs. Or croutons. Or crackers. Use these ingredients and watch magic happen.

As a college student, I seriously appreciate the simplicity and tastiness behind this meal. For me, Milanesa back home is typically eaten as a sandwich. You might know it as a torta. In a torta, you have lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and of course, your Milanesa. Another great thing about this dish is that it’s versatile. You can do chicken, pork, or beef. You can make it a sandwich or a full meal with rice and beans.

I actually held a cozy dinner with some friends, so my Milanesa was mixed with uncommon side dishes. Glazed carrots? Oh well, who cares. They were fantastic.

Milanesa

To recreate:

2 eggs

Plain breadcrumbs

4-5 thinly sliced beefsteaks

1 clove of garlic

Salt and pepper

To start, take your beefsteaks and rub them with salt and pepper.

Milanesa

Then dip them in the eggs and dip it in the breadcrumbs right after. Don’t worry about getting your hands dirty. It’s inevitable. Just try to get the beefsteaks covered as much as possible.

Milanesa

Milanesa

Finally, take your beefsteaks and fry them in a pan. Throw the garlic in anytime. It’s just there to add some flavor. Make sure to cook them thoroughly!

Milanesa

Milanesa

And…done.

Such simplicity deserves an award.

Make sure to cook with rice and beans. Or eat it with doughy, chewy bread as a sandwich!

Milanesa

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One Response to “Milanesa”

  1. sybaritica May 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    That *would* be excellent in a sandwich!

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