Milanesa Argentina

Wiener Schnitzel is the Austrian dish made using pork. In Milan Italy, however, beef  was the chosen meat for their version and those Italian methods closely resemble  how Argentines prepare it. Throughout Argentina you can choose Milanesa made with beef, chicken and sometimes pork. In the north east, you can order it with Surubi catfish.  After you get the basics down, you can try the classic Milanesa Napolitana. 


  • 2 lb veal or top round steaks Milanese cut or thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 oz breadcrumbs
  • 3 cups Canola oilfor frying, can substitute with corn or sunflower oil, about 35cl
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Lemon, cut in wedges


  1. Chop up parsley as finely as possible. Then peel the garlic and crush them in a mortar.
  2. Arrange milanesa steaks on a board and season with half the parsley, crushed garlic, pepper, and salt. Rub them well.
  3. If you have time and for the best flavors, let the milanesa steaks rest for an hour in the fridge.
  4. Crack open the eggs into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the parsley, a pinch of salt.
  5. Beat egg mixture well using a fork until everything is well integrated.
  6. Dip the milanesa steaks into the egg beaten mixture.
  7. Arrange the bread crumbs on a flat plate. Take the first piece of milanesa steak and place it on the plate. Flip so both sides are covered in breadcrumbs. Repeat this process for all pieces of meat.
  8. Heat a skillet with vegetable oil at medium-high heat. Wait at least three minutes for the oil to be very hot.
  9. Fry the steaks on both sides for about three minutes, until they are golden brown.
  10. After each steak is cooked, remove from the skillet, and drain on sheets of absorbent paper towels for about five minutes.
  11. Serve with fries and small green salad for a tasty Argentine feast. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice to taste.


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