cube steak milanese

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

I have been wanting a different way to make cube steak other than the same old way I've always done, and I think this is it! I have changed the original recipe a bit because I like a longer cooking time for meat. Recipe & photo: eatingwell.com

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cube steak milanese

  • 4
    plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    diced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1
    egg, plus 1 egg white
  • 1/2 c
    plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c
    grated pecorino romano - or - parmesan cheese, plus 1/4 cup shaved, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 lb
    cube steak, cut into 4 portions
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 6 tsp
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 c
    baby arugula, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for garnish
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How To Make cube steak milanese

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  • 2
    Whisk egg and egg white in a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, grated cheese and parsley (if using) in another shallow dish. Season steak with the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Dip each piece into the egg, allowing excess to drip off into the dish, then dip in the breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat well.
  • 3
    In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tsp. oil. Add the steaks and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 3 minutes. Turn, add 1 tsp. oil, and cook another 3 or 4 minutes.
  • 4
    At this point, they would be done to some people's liking, but I prefer to cover and cook on low for at least another 20-25 minutes.
  • 5
    When steaks are tender, transfer to a foil-tented plate to keep warm.
  • 6
    Add 1/4 cup shaved cheese to the tomato mixture. Add the remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper, remaining 3 tsp. oil, arugula, basil and lemon juice; toss to combine. Serve the steaks on arugula-tomato salad. Garnish with lemon wedges and shaved cheese.
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