Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef

Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef
Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef
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Milanesa is an Argentinian recipe where a beef cutlet is tenderized, breaded and fried. One of the most popular varieties of this recipe is called a Milanesa a Caballo (Milanesa on Horseback), where a fried egg is placed on top of the meat.

Often referred to as Argentina’s unofficial national dish, milanesa is a humble, yet delicious meal. Milanesa has its roots in Italy, and the original dish has been traced to the city of Milan and the famous cotoletta alla milanese.

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Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef

Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Argentinian milanesa is a slice of fried breaded beef, a classic of South American cuisine, and a variation of the famous Italian dish veal Milanese.

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Argentinian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lb beef tenderloin thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 lb bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Remove the excess fat and nerves from the slices of beef.
  • Soften the beef slices very slightly with a mallet.
  • Mix the garlic and parsley with the beaten eggs, salt and pepper.
  • Dip the beef slices in the beaten eggs, mix well and set aside in a cool place for 45 minutes.
  • Pour the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and heat to 340 F.
  • Generously dredge each slice of beef in bread crumbs.
  • Fry the milanesa a few minutes on each side.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
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