Cube Steak Milanese

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The economical cube steak is elevated to new heights in this recipe. The salad, with chopped arugula, basil, tomatoes, onion and sharp Italian cheese, is the picture of summer simplicity; all it needs is olive oil and lemon to dress it.

Cube Steak Milanese
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1/2 cup diced red onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg white

  • 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano, or Parmesan cheese plus 1/4 cup shaved (see Tip), divided

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, (optional)

  • 1 pound cube steak, cut into 4 portions

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 cups baby arugula, chopped

  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for garnish

Directions
  1. Combine tomatoes, onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

  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 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon 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.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the steaks and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 3 minutes. Turn the steaks over, add 1 teaspoon oil and cook until the steaks are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate; tent with foil to keep warm.

  4. Add 1/4 cup shaved cheese to the tomato mixture. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the remaining 3 teaspoons oil, arugula, basil and lemon juice; toss to combine. Serve the steaks on beds of the arugula-tomato salad. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to shave hard Italian cheese, such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
348
Carbohydrates
14g
Cholesterol
130mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Fat
17g
Monounsaturated Fat
6g
Potassium
339mg
Protein
35g
Saturated Fat
5g
Sodium
581mg
Bonus
Vitamin A (30% daily value)
Vitamin C & Iron (25% dv)
Folate (16% dv)
Calcium (15% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Exchanges
1/2 starch
1 vegetable
4 medium-fat meat

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