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Veal Schnitzel

JennaSand's picture
The German word schnitzel means cutlet, which is a thin slice of meat that is breaded and fried. Usually the meat is veal, but you can make schnitzel using chicken or pork cutlets as well.
Ingredients
  Veal cutlets 3
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (for dredging)
  Eggs 2
  Plain dry bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Preparing the cutlets:
1. Cut each piece of veal in half
2. Place one of the pieces between two pieces of wax paper
3. Pound the veal with a meat mallet until it is 1/4 inch thin
4. Continue with each piece until they are all complete
5. Sprinkle all the pieces on all sides of the meat with the salt and pepper

Preparing the breading:
1. Pour the flour into a small plastic bag
2. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and 2 tsp. water
3. Pour the bread crumbs into another shallow pan, like a pie pan

Preparing the schnitzel:
1. Preheat the oven to 200 F
2. Working with one piece at a time, drop the veal into the bag with flour.
3. Shake to coat
4. Shake off any excess flour
5. Dip the piece into the egg mixture
6. Then dip it into the bread crumbs
7. Set the veal on a plate lined with wax paper
8. Repeat the process with remaining pieces of veal
9. Heat half of the butter and half of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat
10. When a few bread crumbs sizzle in the pan, fry 3-4 pieces of the veal at a time, don’t crowd the pan
11. Fry on the first side for 3 minutes, turn and fry for an additional 3 minutes
12. Remove from the pan and place on a clean plate that is lined with paper towels
13. Cover the plate with foil and place in the oven while you cook the remaining pieces of veal
14. Be sure to add the remaining butter and oil for the second batch
15. Throw away the excess flour, egg and bread crumbs

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Veal Cutlet

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13 Comments

Petal's picture
Love schnitzel! Thanks for posting these European recipes. Iv been wanting to learn more european recipes for a long time now.
JennaSand's picture
Glad to help! I will look for more of mine to post for you!
Petal's picture
Sorry, I just realized that the recipe picture on top of this page looks ok, but the one on the main page (in the recipe list) doesnt show up properly. I am wondering if that is because your original picture is too small. Could you change it pls.
JennaSand's picture
Fixed, I didn't know that was the problem, thanks!
butterbites's picture
Love your recipes! Keep 'em coming.
JennaSand's picture
Thank you!
Hyde.Ray's picture
Veal is simply delicious
JennaSand's picture
It is!
khau.khan's picture
what does schnitzel mean Bon Appetite!
JennaSand's picture
Schnitzel in German means cutlet "Science It's What's for Dinner" Alton Brown Good Eats
shantihhh's picture
A great substituition that is more affordable than veal is turkey breast sliced and pounded. Also in Eastern Europe they often use the turkey or pork for schnitzel-love it!
sfehmi's picture
Looks good - have to try it
Michael's picture
I ate alot of schnitzel when I lived in Germany.Loved it all!