Tuesday, February 03, 2009
New England Steak Milanese
Cooking Healthy Across America Copyright 2005
½ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
6 4-ounce cube steaks
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups hot prepared marinara sauce
In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the cheese; set aside. In another shallow bowl, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon water.
Lightly season the steaks with pepper (if you wish). Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan.
Dip the steaks into the eggs and then into the bread crumb mixture, dredging through the crumbs well. Fry in hot oil over medium heat about 4 minutes on both sides or until cooked through. Serve hot with ½ cup marinara sauce poured over each steak.
This is a simple recipe and sometimes a simple recipe is surprisingly good, more than the sum of it's parts. This wasn't one of those recipes. It certainly wasn't bad but it was just cube steak, breading and sauce. There wasn't anything special about it.
Is this a common dish in New England? I wonder.
I did all of my cooking on the weekend again this week. I decided that it's worth the time and effort it takes on the weekend since it makes a HUGE difference in my weekdays. Less stress, less cooking time, less clean up. My husband has been home earlier so he can feed the baby while I heat up dinner and I empty and start refilling the dishwasher. It's nice to finally have some breathing room. I'm back to working out during the week regularly.
Question of the Day: Is the area where you live known for any special dishes? I can't think of anything particularly special. Chicken Corn Soup is popular in this area. Stuffed pig stomach is often advertised as a special in local restaurants but I don't know how popular it really is.