Milanesa - Cuban Chicken Fried Steak

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Cuban seak is usually butterflied or pounded thin and served almost crispy. Top with lemon juice & raw onion.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb skirt steak (cut or pound into several thin steaks)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt or 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 12 sour orange
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs


  1. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper onto steaks and marinate refrigerated for one hour in juice of sour orange.
  2. After 1 hour, beat eggs and add salt.
  3. Let all juice drip off steaks, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry in hot oil until brown.
Most Helpful

I didn't have a sour orange, but I hope that a half and half mix of orange juice and lemon juice is a reasonable substitute. In any case, it produced a really DELICIOUS flavor in a recipe that stretched an inadequate amount of cheap meat (chuck steak), into a completely fullfilling meal. I made a Latin dinner, serving this with Spanish Rice - Great Alone or for Stuffing. They went together beautifully!

3KillerBs September 28, 2007