Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)
 
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Making a good Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak) is not hard, it just takes a little love. If you pick a good cut of meat, tenderize it, marinate it, bread it with good ingredients and lightly fry them with care, it will melt in your mouth.
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Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: Cuban
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Steak
  • 1½ lb Palomilla Steak (Top Beef Loin Sirloin) or similar cut, sliced thin & tenderized
  • Goya Adobo Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
Egg wash
  • 3 eggs
  • Splash of Milk
  • Salt & Pepper
Sauteed Onions
  • 1 Onion, sliced thin
Breading & oil for frying
Instructions
Tenderize and marinate steak
  1. Place each steak on cutting board, cover with plastic and tenderize with meat tenderizer.
  2. Season both sides of each steak with salt, pepper, Adobo seasoning and a few splashes of lemon juice.
  3. Spread juice & seasoning all over with backside of a spoon.
  4. Let steaks marinate a few minutes.
Prepare breading station
  1. In a bowl, add eggs, splash of milk, salt & pepper. Beat egg mixture till smooth.
  2. On a large plate or bowl, add the bread crumbs.
  3. You will need one more large plate to lay steaks once you have breaded them.
  4. Place plates in the following order - marinated steaks, egg wash, bread crumbs, and finished plate (empty one).
Bread steaks
  1. Dip one steak at a time into the egg wash and make sure to totally cover all areas of steak.
  2. Then put the steak in your bread crumbs and bread both sides evenly.
  3. Place breaded steaks on a plate and continue till all steaks are breaded.
Fry onions
  1. In a large frying pan (or deep fryer), pour in enough oil to cover steaks and heat on medium heat.
  2. When oil is hot, add onions in the hot oil and fry till tender.
  3. Remove onions from oil and set aside.
Fry steaks
  1. Add one steak at a time and cook till golden brown, usually 2 - 3 minutes per side.
  2. Flip and cook other side till golden brown.
  3. When done, remove steak from frying pan and place on plate with paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  4. Continue frying the other steaks till done with all.
  5. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.
Notes
You can get these steaks sliced already by your butcher (easiest way) or you can buy a large piece of meat and slice it yourself (cheapest way).

Recommendation: Tenderize all your steaks before breading.
You can use a tougher cut of meat as long as you tenderize it before breading.

This recipe was created using Top Round London Broil which we sliced and tenderized. Steaks came out really tender and tasty.

Inspired by the dish my Abuela Mima used to make often.

 

More Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak) Pics

Sliced Top Round London Broil sliced thin, seasoned & marinating

Sliced Top Round London Broil sliced thin, seasoned & marinating

Palomilla Steak Ready to be breaded

Steak ready to be breaded

Breaded steak ready to be fried

Breaded steak ready to be fried

Fry onions till golden brown

Fry onions till golden brown

Set onions aside

Set onions aside

Fry steak to a golden brown on both sides

Fry steak to a golden brown on both sides

Remove from oil and lay steak on paper towels

Remove from oil and lay steak on paper towels

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