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Milanesas a la Napolitana

Cristina Tarzibachi

This recipe was sent in by Cristina Tarzibachi from Argentina

This is a typical Argentinean dish. We eat it more frequently than the barbecue. Though it sounds Italian, its name comes from a man who had a restaurant called “Napoli” in Buenos Aires and he created this dish.

Cristina Tarzibachi

Milanesas a la Napolitana

The finished dish


  • 1 kg veal or beef (it can be from any tender part that has not much fat). Ask your butcher to cut it into thin slices.
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ kg breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Black or white pepper
  • Sunflower oil (or any other that you prefer for frying)
  • Chopped/pureed tomato sauce (if you can get it, buy a tin especially prepared with onions, black olives, salt, pepper and basil)
  • Cheese similar to mozzarella (cut it into slices)


  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add salt and pepper
  2. Put the breadcrumbs into another bowl
  3. Cut off all the fat around the edge of the meat
  4. Sprinkle some salt on each slice of meat
  5. Dip one slice of meat into the beaten eggs, then take it out and let any excess egg mixture drip back in to the bowl
  6. Then put the meat into the bowl of breadcrumbs and cover with breadcrumbs
  7. Repeat with all the slices of meat
  8. Then heat some oil in a frying pan. When it is hot put in the slices of “breaded meat” to fry. Fry on both sides
  9. Meanwhile, heat the oven for about 10 minutes at maximum heat. Then, put all the “milanesas” on a baking sheet
  10. Put some tomato sauce on the top of each of them and then add a slice of cheese
  11. Take the baking sheet out of the oven as soon as the cheese melts

This dish can be accompanied with French fries, salad, mashed potatoes or you can eat them in a sandwich.

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Anita, Slovakia
Dear Cris! I know you are a wonderful cook. I prepared Milanesas by your recipe on Sunday. Really delicious. My family liked it so much. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. It seems that milanesas are popular all over the world. We do this meat dish in Slovakia (called reze) and in Hungary (called rintott szelet) as well with the difference as Tereza from the CZ mentioned: each slice is dipped in flour first, then into beaten eggs and then in breadcrumbs.

Looks nice and it seems easy to cook!I would go with garlic flavoured rice.

Crivont, Nepal
Do you vegetarian version for this food?May be I am wrong but it seems too fat and not whealthy

I love milanesas!!!! it is a famous dish in Paraguay too!!!

Luciano, Argentina
Cristina: Thank you for showing part of our culture.I love milanesas! but some of my favourite argentinean dishes are: EMPANADAS, LOCRO, TAMALES, CARBONADA. God! I love them!!Anybody could sent any of this recipes?

Dari­o, Argentina
Cris already knows that milanesas are among my favourite dishes!You guys should try it. You won`t regret! Regards Dario

Claudia, Argentina
Congratulations!!!!This recipe is the best argentinian dish.THANKS,Cristina

Koyo, France
It sounds delicious.I'll try it for tomorrow's dinner. Thank you for this recipe.

that's a great recipe!! i like to accompany this dish with pasta and a green salad.

We have not tried this recipe yet, but certainly intend too. I know Cris is a good cook!! Mary Ellen & Annie

Jacqueline, Hong Kong
It looks delicious.... I'll try in this weekend :)

Marietta, Germany
Haven´t tried the dish yet, but it sounds very much like the German "schnitzel", only that you use another kind of meat. I´ll definitely try it soon... looks delicous.

Gustavo, Argentina
milanensa a la napolitana is my favourite dish. my mother alwys cooks. i sometimes accompany it with some fried french and scrambled egg. it is an expensive dish at restuarants. this recepi is spreading all over the most important hotels and restaurant. it is highlt famous. I m so proud of it. gustavo buenso aires

Yuliya, Ukraine
Cristina, this recipe is wonderful! I liked it very much - very simple andvery tasty!! what more?)) Thank you!


Tereza, Czech Republic
We do this in the Czech Republic as well, with one difference, before dipping the meat into the egg, we dip it into a plain flour first :) We call it Rizek and like it very much, especially for Christmas as an alternate to a fried carp.

Ali, Sweden
thanks for your care about our food. I hope to present new recipe from Sweden for example ( köttbullar ). salam alaikom and good bye

Cristina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wow, I want to congratulate the ones who prepared it and I'm so happy that you like my recipe.Thanks for all your comments.

Ammar Ali Khan, Pakistan
Such a nice dish. I must try this, thanks.

Hasse, Sweden
I will try that. It looks delicious. Thank you.

Maria, Greece
I shall try it soon.I have already prepared a similar dish according to an Italian recipe.Yet this is diverse. Thank you Cristina.Sounds delicious!

Aamir Khan, Karachi, Pakistan.
It looks like tasty but I like to eat fish & chicken so please send next time which made of fish or chicken.

Graciela Tarzibachi
That was a very good meal.We enjoyed it.Thank you

Romina, Argentina
Of course I've tried it! I live in Argentina. They are delicious. And they can also be called breaded meat, in English. Kisses!

Beatriz, Argentina
Everybody loves "milanesas a la napolitana" en Argentina. Try the dish and you'll agree with us that they are really delicious. Youll'be a new fan of "milanesas".

Guido, Italy
This is Milanese meat it's really yummy. Guido fom Genova

Ayse, Turkey
thank you for your this way I am learning different dishes from different countries. It looks yummy.I will try it.

Rakhi, India
Dear Cristina,Thanks for sharing the preparation method of Milanesas a la Napolitana. Its fantastic.I am surprized to see cause the Indian version of Chicken 65 resembles it a lot but the batter is made up of chickpea flour.

Valentina, China
OMG! Looks so delicious!! Oh, I'm starving...I'll try to make my mom and I to cook this dish! Thanks, Cristina! And the dish's got a beautiful name!

Hi, I'm Marin.It looks delicious!!Thanks

Oh~~What a great meal!!!Thank you, Cristina. Best wishes,Sathrida.♡

Morena, Argentina
It´s my favourite meal !!! It´s delicious and very easy to prepare it. Kids also love it.

Martha, Peru
just a word : Delicious!!!

Emerson, Italy
So... in Italy this dish is called "cotoletta alla parmigiana".

Naheed, Pakistan
Cris, the recipe is really mouth watering and very easy to cook. Thank you for sharing this delicacy with us! Naheed

wwwwwwwwwwww. iam really hangry.iwill trying to cook it soonthanks alot

Maria, Finland
i have made it , it was so delicious.thank you Cristina ^_^

Ana, Spain
It looks really delicious!! And the explanation is very clear. I'm surely going to prepare "milanesas a la napolitana". When I taste them, I'll post again


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