Wednesday, June 6, 2018

milanesa -

Milanesa (Italian: "cotoletta alla milanese") is a South American variation of Italian dishes in which this dish is a piece of breaded meat fillet, and is known by the name of milanesa.

Milanesa was taken to Southern Cone by Italian immigrants during mass emigration known as Italian diaspora in the period 1860-1920. The name of this dish reflects the original Milanese dish, cotoletta alla Milanese, which is similar to Wiener Schnitzel of Austria.

Milanesa consists of thin slices of beef, chicken, veal, or sometimes pork, eggplant, tempeh or soy. Each slice is dipped in beaten eggs, seasoned with salt, and other spices according to the taste of the cook (such as parsley and garlic). 

Each slice is then dipped in breadcrumbs (or sometimes flour) and hot cooking oil, one after the other. Some people prefer to use less oil and then bake it in the oven as a healthier alternative. The similar dish was chicken parmigiana.