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Crispy Beef Milanesa w/ Jalapeno Gravy

Lightly pounded beef coated in crispy seasoned breadcrumb pan fried till golden brown. Topped with a creamy jalapeno and garlic gravy.

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beef milanesa

Beef milanesa refers to the preparation style for the beef. Milanese is thinly sliced protein that dredged in egg and breadcrumb to be fried, making  a golden brown crust. Ideally, top round is used since the beef lightly pounded to help make it tender.

egg wash

Egg wash is simply eggs lightly beaten with something to thin it out. Great options are milk, cream, wine or even a little splash of seltzer. You want your egg wash to be fluid so that it coat the beef cutlets, a viscous egg wash will result in a patchy crust.

breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs bring the crunch and color to this dish. Fine breadcrumbs are great for a nice even crust. Store bought or homemade use whatever you have on hand. Keep the pan coated in butter or oil for an even toast. Keep the heat around medium, this will keep the breadcrumbs from burning.

jalapenos, green onions and garlic

This recipe uses both fresh and pickled jalapenos. The fresh add heat to the dish and helps thickens the gravy with its natural pectin similarly to the green onions and garlic. The pickled add a little contrast to the smooth gravy. Add the pickled jalapenos at the end so they don’t break down in the sauce.

butter, flour, + Half and half

A simple roux consists of fat and flour, for this recipe i use butter and flour to make the base of the gravy. Cooking the flour and the butter together tightens up any liquid added to it.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST Crispy Beef Milanese w/ Jalapeno Gravy

pounding the beef

pounding the beef keeps the dish tender and easy to eat. while pounding the beef brush the mallet away from the beef instead of directly hitting it, pounding it gently will keep from snagging the beef and evenly leveled

dredging station

seasoning the beef first so that the seasoning has direct contact with the meat. once seasoned toss the beef in flour so that it will stick to the egg wash. once tossed in egg press it into the seasoned breadcrumbs. move the finished cutlets to a plate to be pan fried. you can dredge and bread ahead of time. doing it ahead actually dries out the crust a little giving it a better adhesion to the meat,

pan frying

pan or shallow frying is ideal for cutlets. leaving it fully submerged or 3/4 submerged can lead to awkward, uneven cooking. adding oil for pan frying needs to come up under the beefs halfway point.

building the gravy

I blend the lightly sauteed vegetables with milk to help break down the vegetables. blending  the veggies on their own may not break the vegetables entirely. add the room temp milk to the veggies before adding ot the pan to avoid dealing with hot milk. once the jalapenos, garlic, onions, and dollop of cream cheese  are incorporated into the milk that it is then added into the roux to start thickening. once i season it with salt and pepper, then diced pickled jalapenos everything ready for serving.

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Crispy Beef Milanesa w/ Jalapeno Gravy

Crispy Beef Milanesa w/ Jalapeno Gravy
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2lb Thinly sliced top round, lightly pounded
  • Seasoning
  • 2Tb Garlic Powder
  • 1tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2tsp Black Pepper
  • 2tsp Salt
  • 1/4c Flour
  • EGG WASH
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4c Half and Half
  • DREDGE
  • 2c Seasoned Breadcrumbs, fine
  • 1/2c Flour
  • 1Tb Garlic Powder
  • 2tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1tsp Onion Powder
  • 2tsp Salt
  • JALAPENO GRAVY
  • 2 Jalapenos, ribs removed
  • 3 Green Onions, halved
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 3Tb Cilantro
  • 2c Half and Half
  • 2oz Cream Cheese
  • 3Tb Butter
  • 3Tb Flour
  • 2tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 3Tb Pickled Jalapenos, minced
  • 1Tb Butter, soften

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Lightly pound the beef, season generously on both sides with salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder.
  • Dust both sides with flour. Coat in the egg wash the press into the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  • Once pressed set to the side till all the beef is done. Coat the pan with 1/2-1 inch of cooking oil.
  • Once the oil is hot fry the beef on both sides for 4 minutes.
  • Once golden brown remove from the pan and place onto slotted sheet to drip off the excess oil. Sprinkle with salt immediately out of the pan.
  • To make the gravy start off by adding the green onions, garlic, and jalapenos to a sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes season with a light pinch of salt. Once soften add the veggies along with the half and half, cream cheese, and cilantro in to blender, blend till smooth.
  • In the same pan melt the butter and flour and bring it together.
  • Once combined add in the blended mixture, stir over medium-low heat till it starts to thicken.
  • Once the gravy starts to thicken season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in pickled jalapenos and butter. Serve over the beef cutlets.
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