The first time I prepared chicken fried steak for Hubby, he said it reminded him of Milanesas, which is a thin cut of steak coated with bread crumbs instead of flour. In Mexico there's even a cut of meat called milanesa, which is usually cut into thin steaks just for this purpose.
Milanesas empanizadas (breaded milanesa steaks) can be served a variety of ways, one of which is covered in a spicy salsa and served with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans on the side. But my favorite way to enjoy them is in a Torta de Milanesa (a breaded steak sandwich). Tortas de Milanesa can be served on bolillo rolls or hamburger buns.
Torta de Milanesa
- 1 pound thin-cut steak (I used milanesa)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups plain bread crumbs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
- Vegetable Oil (for frying)
- Bolillo rolls or hamburger buns
- Mexican crema
- Sliced red onion
- Sliced tomato
- Sliced avocado
- Sliced Jalapeños en Escabeche
Pour the milk into a medium-sized bowl; set aside. Place the bread crumbs in another medium-sized bowl. Season the bread crumbs with the seasoning salt; set aside. Season the thin-cut steaks with salt and pepper; set aside on a plate.