Mexican Milanese Style Sandwiches ("Tortas")

Total Time:
28 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken, beef or pork cutlets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs, for dredging
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 4 Bolillo or Telera rolls or French bread
  • Chipotle mayonnaise, recipe follows
  • 4 lettuce leaves optional
  • 8 (1/4-inch) slices tomato
  • 12 (1/4-inch) slices avocado
  • 12 thin slices white onion
  • 12 pickled jalapeno slices or 4 canned chipotles in adobo
  • 8 lime wedges, for garnish
  • Chipotle Mayonnaise:
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce or 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Season the cutlets with salt and pepper, to taste. Put the flour in a dinner plate and season with salt and pepper. Put the bread crumbs in a second plate and the beaten eggs in a shallow bowl. Dip the cutlets into the flour, then the eggs and finally into the bread crumbs, pressing down on both sides so that the bread crumbs adhere to the meat.

Heat 1/2-inch oil in a large skillet to 350 degrees F. Pan-fry the cutlets in batches until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side depending on the thickness. Set aside to drain on paper towels.

To assemble the sandwiches, halve the rolls horizontally. Pull out the soft center of the slices and discard. Spread each roll evenly with the chipotle mayonnaise. Put the cutlets on the bottom halves of the rolls and top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and jalapeno. Arrange the sandwiches on serving plates and garnish with lime wedges.

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

In a small bowl mash together the chipotle chile, lime juice and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


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My husband and I loved this recipy would definately do this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these today, they were the best. I made chipotle mayo with a kick ( added extra chipotle used red onion and kept all other ingredients the same. My family LOVED them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Football Sunday, I made the Milanese style sandwiches, I bought huge hoagie style bread and I was pleasantly surprised when they came back for seconds. Wonderful flavors! The chipotle mayo was fabulous! I will make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Football Sunday, I made the Milanese style sandwiches, I bought huge hoagie style bread and I was pleasantly surprised when they came back for seconds. Wonderful flavors! The chipotle mayo was fabulous! I will make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! Very delicious! It did take some time but well worth it. My family asked me to make it again the next day. The chipotle mayo is the key though...that little kick makes the torta come all together. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO EASY !! GREAT FLAVOR AND SO SIMPLE !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally had a chance to make this recipe tonight. My family loved it!!! I have always wanted to make this for my husband since his mother makes her milanesas so good! He said they actually tasted better! Thanks for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first episode I have ever seen of this new "Mexican made Easy" snow. After watching it, I went straight to the store to buy the ingrediants for these tortas. It was amazing! I have made it many times since (removing the jalapenos for an individual's less spicy tastes). I have not found a person I have made this for who hasn't loved it! For a sandwich its a little time inclusive. It still takes me about 20 or so minutes to make because of all the little slicing parts, but let me assure you, well worth the wait. Would reccomend to anyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent torta! I come from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where we eat A LOT of tortas. I love the chipotle with mayo, it gives it a really good flavor! Even though it's a lot of little steps, it's pretty easy to make. It became our favorite dish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, very filling, will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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