• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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    Milanesa a la Napolitana

    While a squeeze of lemon is sometimes enough to accompany a milanesa, this recipe takes it one step further. A thin coating of tomato sauce over the crispy crust, melty cheese and a sprinkling of oregano lends an Italian flavor to the dish for a tasty twist on a classic. And since these are oven fried on baking sheets, you don't even have to feel that guilty about the cheese. 


    Ingredients
    6
    veal cutlets, about 1/4-inch thick, ideally from a round roast or eye of round
    2
    large eggs
    1/2
    cup
    finely chopped parsley
    3
    tablespoons
    milk
    2
    cloves
    garlic, chopped
    2
    cups
    dry breadcrumbs
    1
    8-ounce can tomato sauce
    6
    slices
    ham, optional
    18
    slices
    (3 per milanesa) queso fresco or mozzarella
    *
    dried oregano, to taste
    *
    fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    *
    sunflower oil, to taste
    Directions
    Pound the cutlets to just under 1/4-inch (remember to look for steaks with little fat and no sinew, which makes the milanesa curl up as you cook it).
    Whisk together the eggs, parsley, milk and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    Leave the cutlets soaking for 30 minutes to one hour in the fridge. The more time the better.
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly cover a baking tray with oil and heat it up in the oven.
    Spread the breadcrumbs out in a shallow bowl and one by one place the cutlets into the crumbs, turning and pressing firmly until they are well covered.
    Add the milanesas and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown.
    Turn over the milanesas and spread on a layer of tomato sauce, a piece of ham, if using, and three pieces of cheese. Sprinkle with oregano.
    By the time the cheese has melted the bottom should be nicely browned, 3 to 5 minutes more. For best results, use the broiler for half of the suggested cooking time in this step to melt the cheese.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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