Nan's Pork Schnitzels

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A tasty treat!

Traditionally made with veal, the schnitzel is a delicious meal or snack that can be eaten hot or cold. They also make a really good sandwich filler if you are really hungry! These have been adapted to be made from pork instead, for those of you who prefer the taste to veal (or have ethical reasons for not eating it). This is another of my nan's recipes, always brought out at family gatherings. I love these, really tasty and filling too, although they are addictive so there is a huge risk of overeating!!


Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 8-10 people


  • 1kg Pork fillet
  • 4 Eggs
  • 150g Flour
  • 10 slices White bread
  1. Firstly, break the bread slices up into the food processor, and blitz them for a good 2 minutes to make breadcrumbs. Once this is done, pop them into a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs to a separate large bowl and mix to break the yolks, and pop the flour onto a large plate.
  3. Now you can take your pork fillet, and slice it into 1cm thick pieces. Once this is done, get your meat hammer/mallet and take out all your frustration on it until each piece is as thin as you can get it without falling apart (I love this bit!).
  4. You should now have a fair few pieces of well flattened pork. Add oil to a large frying pan, about 0.5cm deep (yes I know it sounds very unhealthy), and start to heat to a medium-high temperature.
  5. Take a piece of pork, dip it in the flour, then cover it in the egg, then into the breadcrumbs. Finally, straight into the hot oil. Do this with as many pieces as you can fit into the pan at a time.
  6. Once the side that is in the oil has turned a lovely golden brown (usually around 2-3 mins maximum), turn over and cook the other side. Once this side is golden brown, remove from the pan and onto the platter for serving.

I like to serve this up with a fresh bowl of chopped salad, my nan's potato salad recipe and fluffy white rice (I usually use long grain or basmati rice, and cook it in the microwave for 15 minutes for the best results). It makes for a great meal for family get togethers, even for more picky eaters!

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rjsadowski 4 years ago

It is nice to see a recipe that uses pork for schnitzel since veal is very expensive and pork is relatively cheap.

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sarahmoose 4 years ago from Nottingham, England Author

I prefer it, as its the way my nan always made them. They bring back very good memories :-)

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Your Nan's pork schnitzels and potato salad sound fabulous and easy to make, too. Thanks so much for sharing her recipes with us.

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