Saturday, April 10, 2021

Milanesa Napolitana #EattheWorld

Steak cutlets breaded and fried before being topped with ham, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.  

Milanesa Napolitana

We are traveling to Uruguay today as we Eat the World.................

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Evelyne of CulturEatz invites us to join her each month to Eat the World.  This month we are exploring the foods of Uruguay.  Let's see what everyone is sharing.......

Milanesa Napolitana

Milanesa is a popular fried steak in Uruguay.  Milanesa Napolitana is believed to have become popular after being served at a restaurant called Napoli in Buenos Aires. I followed tradition by serving it with French Fries. 

Milanesa Napolitana pin

This was a delicious dinner.  I had planned on pairing it with Tannat wine from Uruguay however they did not arrive in time.  Instead I poured a Barbera from Italy and it was an amazing pairing.  I will be sharing that with you later this month. 

Milanesa Napolitana with Barbera Wine

I have never had this dish before.  It reminded me of veal or chicken parmesan.  Beef cutlets here in the Midwest are called chip steaks for those who, like me, are unaware.  The recipe called for slices of deli ham.  I used leftover Easter ham.  My fresh bread crumbs were made from whole wheat bread as that was what I had on hand. I did not use shredded Mozzarella but, rather slices of fresh Mozzarella.  


Entrees, Beef, Cutlets, Cheese, Ham
Entrees, Beef
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Milanesa Napolitana

Milanesa Napolitana

Steak cutlets breaded and fried before being topped with ham, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 4 steak cutlets (chip steaks)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t. oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. tomato sauce
  • ham slices 
  • 4 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 t. Italian Herb Seasoning


  1. Whisk together the eggs, oregano, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
  2. Tear the bread into quarters and place into a food processor with the parmesan cheese and garlic.  Pulse until bread is crumbs and all is well combined.  Place into a shallow bowl.  Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Dredge the steaks first in the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs, covering completely.
  4. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until golden brown.  Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment.
  5. Top each steak with ham slices, a quarter of the tomato sauce and an oz of the Mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle with the Italian Herbs and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted.


Adapted from a recipe found at The Spruce Eats



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  1. Delicious breaded steaks, cheese, fries, wine! Sounds like heaven! I love your simple recipe that looks so loaded with flavour. It looks special enough for a dinner party, for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  2. In Italy we have 'cotoletta alla milanese' but it's not topped with ham, tomatoes and mozzarella, so maybe that's where the 'Napolitana' comes from ;) . I bet it was delicious, especially with fries on the side!

  3. Delicious meal and a perfect wine pairing and fries.. yum!!

  4. Oh YUMM these look delicious - and so pretty too with the layers (and gooey cheese)!

  5. I read about this Milanesa Napolitana when researching. You have made the delicious and satisfying meal from Uruguay.


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