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Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef

Milanesa ~ Fried Breaded Beef

David Taylor
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.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
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.