Milanesas al Ajillo……Uruguayan Delight with a twist

Milanesas is a very traditional dish from my country, Uruguay, which my family really enjoy. We have a very diverse family, I am from Uruguay, the hubby is from Norway and the kids are American.

Here in the USA there is something called country fried steak which is nowhere near as good as our good ‘ole milanesas!

I know its a matter of taste and traditions, but here are the reasons why I like Milanesas the best, from my point of view of course:


  • Light
  • Lightly breaded
  • Flavour, Full of herbs and seasonings
  • Fantastic on its own, in a sandwich, with a salad, with anything actually! lol
  • Topped with Tomato sauce, Ham and Cheese it becomes a Milanesa Napolitana
  • Oh and the best part is squeezing some fresh lemon on them before you eat them!Milanesas de Carne WEB

Country Fried Steak

  • Heavy
  • Too much breading
  • Not much flavor and it usually comes with gravy (aka white thick sauce to me), well you don’t have to have the gravy but thought I would mention it.

So there is my take on why Milanesas are so much better, but then again you don’t have to agree with me right! 🙂

With that said, tonight we had some lovely Milanesas al Ajillo (with garlic) which is my twist on the traditional Milanesa. Served with some light and fluffy herb Couscous and some oven baked Kale Chips with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.

For the Milanesas,, I made the standard egg mixture with salt, pepper, oregano, thyme and a lot of grated garlic, no vampires will come close to us tonight!


Then I breaded them with some herb and garlic bread crumbs and quickly pan fried them. These were cut very thin so they only took about 30 to 45 seconds per side.


I seasoned the couscous with lots of fresh herbs.


Then I baked the Kale (lightly tossed in olive oil) in a 375 Deg F oven for 10 minutes and then dusted them with some parmesan cheese.


Now its time to enjoy dinner with my men…….


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