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So the countdown is on for us to move, and it’s getting more emotional for me to say goodbye to all of our friends. We’ve been trying to have more family dinners and invite some friends over to spend more time with them. I love to entertain, but with the move, kids out of school, and being a mom of 5, time is short.
One of my favorite go-to recipes my mom would make when I was a kid was Milanesas. It’s a South American dish that is super easy to make, especially the way she makes them. You literally bread some thinly sliced steak and fry it. Bam! That’s something this busy mom can handle.
I also love being able to pass on a recipe from our heritage to my kids. I know how much it means to my mami that my kids love to eat it, and that I make it for them. Do you know how hard it is to find something they all love to eat?
So the next time you have friends over or you want to add a little Latino touch to your next family dinner, come try out Milanesas.
I need a store that has everything on my list for reasonable prices, because I don’t have time to shop at 5 stores for the best deals. So I headed to my local Kroger (where most of the fruit was on sale, ¡exito!) and picked up everything for our gathering. I also chuckled when an employee working in the produce department saw me checking out the mangoes. He said, “Choose the soft ones. Those are sweet and delicious. If you choose the hard ones, they’ll taste like nothing.” Thanks for the tip! My guests were thankful for sweet mangoes.
Now here’s one of my tips. Tres. Leches. Cake. Kroger makes the best Tres Leches Cake. I discovered it when I first bought one for my daughter’s teacher who was from Peru. It’s heavenly, and I don’t have to bake dessert. That just saved me an hour, and people will think I’m Betty Crocker. Winning!
When guests come over, to spice things up, the kids move to a kid’s table and the adults get to sit together. Ta-da! Set out the plates and use table runners instead of placemats and to add some color to the table. Then when you’re done, just throw them in the washing machine.
Get out your ingredients.
Season your thin cut steak with salt, pepper, and cumin. Make sure the steaks aren’t too thick or else you’ll want to tenderize them.
Cover steaks with bread crumbs.
Fry each steak on each side for 2-3 minutes on each side or until steak is cooked until desired doneness.
Then add your favorite easy sides!
We love a good fruit salad with chopped pineapple, mango, watermelon, and grapes.
I add some avocado and onion with my meat for some extra flavor. And I could eat arroz con fried plantains every day for the rest of my life.
For dessert – of course Tres Leches Cake! ¡Delicioso!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your friends and family. Memories are made around a kitchen table. ¡Buen provecho, amigos!
- 1 lb. thinly sliced top round or sirloin (about 6 steaks)
- Salt, ground pepper, ground cumin to taste
- Kroger Bread crumbs
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Sprinkle each steak, one side with salt and pepper and the other side with salt and cumin.
- Put bread crumbs on a plate or cutting board. Cover steaks with bread crumbs and pat.
- Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
- Fry each steak for a few minutes on each side or until steak is cooked to desired doneness.
- Drain on paper towels.