Traditional German schnitzel


So easy and delicious; traditional German schnitzel. Ready in 20 minutes, recipe for 3 people.

20 minutes 3 people Main course
Traditional German schnitzel


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  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 thin boneless pork chops
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Sunflower oil (not pictured)
Traditional German schnitzel ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Large frying pan
  • 3 deep plates
  • Whisk
  • Paper kitchen towels
  • 1 large plate
  • Meat tenderizer (optional)


20 minutes 3 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Traditionally German schnitzels are made from thin cuts of pork chops, when using a thicker cut of meat make sure to flatten to 1/4 inch thick using the flat side of a meat tenderizer.

LIGHTLY season both sides of each pork chop with freshly ground salt and pepper. ARRANGE the 3 deep plates and add in flour in one, whisk 2 eggs in another and add in breadcrumbs in the last one.

DIP the pork chops in the flour first, coat the whole piece of meat, then coat in the whisked egg and finish by coating a third time with the breadcrumbs.

Be careful not to press the breadcrumbs too hard into the meat. 

Traditional German Schnitzel
Traditional German Schnitzel

Baking the German schnitzel -- 10 minutes

POUR in sunflower oil in the large frying pan just enough to let the schnitzels 'swim' but not drown. SEE if the temperature is optimal by testing it with a small piece of paper kitchen towel. If air bubbles form, add in one schnitzel at a time.

BAKE for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. PREPARE the large plate with a few paper kitchen towels. REMOVE the schnitzels from the pan and put them on the large plate to cool off a bit.

Serve with a thin fresh slice of lemon. GARNISH with parsley sprigs, or with a sauce of choice. Enjoy!

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