Do you know what is the favourite food of Lionel Messi?

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is all over the news after he announced his retirement from International Football. The announcement came in as a huge shock to the entire world and some people are still trying to digest the fact. There are still a lot of questions regarding whether or not Messi would return. While all these are major headaches, there are still some lesser known facts about this legendary footballer.

Lionel-Messi
Lionel Messi

And as we are serving all the foodies out there, we are going to take a look at the favourite dish of the Barcelona star.

They say that Mother’s know their children the best and according to Messi’s mother, his favourite food is Milanesa Napolitana. The same was mentioned in Luca Caoili’s book about Messi and in case you don’t know the dish, it is a schnitzel-like dish made from ingredients such as ham, fried beef, tomato, onions etc.

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Milanesa Napolitana

To make the recipe, you are going to require the following ingredients:

  • 4 thinly sliced skillet steaks, such as top round
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 sliced of deli ham
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano

Now, to cook the recipe:

  • Take a shallow bowl or pan. Place the eggs in this and whisk them with oregano, salt and pepper.
  • In another shallow pan, take the breadcrumbs and stir in the parmesan cheese and garlic/
  • In a heavy skillet, heat the olive oil. Dip the steak in the egg mixture first and then in the bread mixture and place it on the skillet.
  • Cook for several minutes until the steaks become golden brown in colour.
  • After taking out, drain the steaks with paper towel and place it on baking sheet. Turn the oven broiler on and top each steak with a slice of ham, 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and 1/4 cups of Mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle Italian seasoning and keep steaks in the broiler till the cheese melts and serve warm.

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