This easy and quick recipe for milanesas de res will give you juicy, tender milanesas with a crunchy coating. And the air fryer makes cooking a breeze.
What Is Milanesas de Res?
Milanesa de res in Spanish translates to “breaded beef.” Milanesas de res are also known as beef milanesas. It is a traditional Latin American dish of beef cutlets that are pounded thin and coated in breadcrumbs. The milanesas are then fried until golden and crispy. You can serve these class beef milanesas as an appetizer, entree, or part of a larger meal.
Some recipes for beef milanesas also suggest adding vegetables like bell peppers and tomatoes for extra flavor. And you can enjoy this popular dish with any type of side dish, such as white rice, mashed potatoes, your choice of greens, fried potatoes, roasted vegetables, beans, or a salad.
Using an air fryer is an easy way to make milanesas de res without the hassle of deep-frying them in oil. An air fryer uses hot air circulation to cook food and create a crispy exterior with minimal added fat. This method yields juicy and tender milanesa de res with a delicious, crunchy coating. And it’s faster and easier to clean up.
Ingredients You’ll Need for this Recipe
- Beef steaks (fine) of the cut of your choice (I recommend rump steak)
- Panko breadcrumbs
- White flour
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Italian seasoning
- Olive oil
How to Make Milanesas de Res
Prep the mise en place:
- Place the white flour in one bowl.
- Beat the eggs with the salt in a second bowl.
- Combine the 2 types of breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and Italian seasoning in a third bowl.
Dip each steak in the 3 bowls in the following order:
- First, dip the steaks in the white flour.
- Second, dip the steaks in the egg wash.
- Third, dredge the steaks in the herbed breadcrumbs. Gently press the steaks into the breadcrumbs to help them stick.
Cook the milanesas:
- Spray or brush the basket of your air fryer with olive oil to prevent the milanesas from sticking.
- Spray both sides of the milanesas with olive oil and lay them in the basket.
- Cook at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7 minutes.
Tips and Variations for Milanesas de Res
When it comes to making the best milanesas de res, there are a few key tips to keep in mind.
- Select beef cutlets that are of high quality and thick enough to hold their shape while cooking. I recommend rump steak.
- Use spray olive oil instead of a brush to ensure the breading gets evenly coated with oil.
- Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket with the cutlets. They don’t need to overlap or touch. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the basket.
- If you’re looking for a crispier texture on your milanesas, try double-dipping them in flour and egg before frying. This will give them a crunchier outer layer that isn’t too oily.
- When you’re ready to serve your milanesas, garnish with fresh herbs or tomatoes for an extra tasty experience.
- Turn the milanesas into sandwiches by piling them on top of fresh baked rolls or buns and topping them off with your favorite condiments.When the milanesas finish cooking, let them rest outside of the air fryer for a few minutes before serving to ensure maximum flavor and juiciness.
Milanesas de Res FAQs
What does mise en place mean?
Mise en place is a French culinary term that means “putting in place.” It refers to the process of gathering and arranging all the ingredients, tools, and equipment necessary for cooking. This includes prepping ingredients such as chopping vegetables or measuring out spices, having all the pots and pans needed ready at hand, and ensuring that all tools are clean and organized before starting to cook.
What are good side dishes for milanesas de res?
Good side dishes for milanesas de res include salads such as this Lemony Kale Salad, potatoes like these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere, and vegetables such as these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Feta.
How do I store leftovers of milanesas de res?
You can store leftover milanesas de res in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
Other Beef Recipes
- Mongolian Beef in the Air Fryer
- Stir Fry Beef Recipe
- Mouthwatering Crockpot Corned Beef
- Grilled Beef Teriyaki
- 1 pound beef steaks (fine) of the cut of your choice, we recommend rump steak.
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup white flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Prep the mise en place:
- One bowl with the white flour
- One bowl with the two types of breadcrumbs and the herbs, mix well.
- One bowl with the eggs (beaten) with the salt.
2. Dip each steak in all three of them in this order:
- First, dip it in the white flour
- Second in the egg wash
- Third, in the herbed breadcrumbs, press gently against them to help them stick.
3. Spray or brush the basket of your air fryer with olive oil to prevent the milanesas from sticking.
4. Lay the milanesas and spray them with olive oil on both sides.
5. Cook for 7 minutes at 374 F /190 C
We recommend using spray olive oil to ensure the coating gets evenly coated with oil, so the frying gets even.
When frying the milanesas, make sure to work in batches to avoid overcrowding the basket.
Serve with your preferred side dish, fried potatoes, salad, or your choice of greens.