Milanesa alla Napolitana

 Milanesa a la napolitana is a typical dish of Argentinian cuisine consisting of fried breaded beef topped with tomato sauce, ham and mozzarella.


  • 4 beef cutlets sirloin, tenderloin, (½ inch / 1 cm thick), tenderized
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 4 slices ham
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • ½ cup tomato coulis
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Season the beef with salt, pepper, parmesan, garlic and oregano, rubbing well with the hands so the meat soaks up the flavors.
  • Dip the beef cutlets in the eggs, then coat with the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat a large volume of vegetable oil in a frying pan to a temperature of 340 F (170ºC).
  • Fry the beef cutlets on both sides until they are golden brown.
  • Set them aside on a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (180ºC).
  • Pour the tomato coulis into a large bowl.
  • Dip all the freshly fried cutlets in the coulis and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • On each slice of meat, place a slice of ham and a slice of mozzarella.
  • Bake 5 minutes in the oven or until everything is browned.
  • Serve with French fries or white rice and a green salad.