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How to Make German Wiener Schnitzel

Updated on July 25, 2019
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German traditional "Wiener Schnitzel" so easy to make!

When you hear "German" other than Beer, you might think "Schnitzel". That's because the Schnitzel is so popular there. We Love our Wiener Schnitzel's.

So what is a Schnitzel? It's non other than Breaded Veal or Pork Cutlet. What makes the schnitzel so delicious is the Thinness and the crust.

That's right the Thinner the better it tastes. The meat has to be tenderized. Not through a store machine tenderizer. It is best if you use a food hammer and beat it to spread and make it thin.

Tenderize Meat with a Tenderizing Hammer

Schnitzel is originally made with "Veal" but can be improvised with " Lean Boneless Pork Chops", "Pork Loin" or "Butterfly Pork Chops".

Wash and pat dry the meat.

Flatten/pound it with a tenderizing hammer till the meat is about 1/4 inch thin without tearing the meat. Pound it evenly.

The thinner you get the meat the Better the Schnitzel will taste. Just be sure not to pound it too shreds or tear holes in the meat.

Season with Salt, Pepper, paprika and garlic on both sides

Dip Cutlets into Flour/Breading Mixture

  • Line up 3 plates in each one you will put, the following
  • all purpose flour, plate #1
  • 2-3 eggs beaten, plate #2
  • 2-3 cups bread crumbs spread around in, plate #3
  • salt and pepper sprinkle both on the flour, mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder sprinkle on flour, mix
  • 4 - tenderized cutlets


  1. Wash and pat dry the meat. Flatten/pound it with a tenderizing hammer till the meat is about 1/4 inch thin without tearing the meat. Pound it evenly.
  2. Season the cutlets with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  3. Using a fork ( or your fingers will get mushy-gooey) dust the meat in seasoned flour
  4. Dip the floured meat into the egg mixture and coat well
  5. cover with bread crumbs
  6. Let them rest for a couple of minutes before putting them into the frying pan. In the mean time heat the oven to 325 degrees you will be using the oven too.
  7. In a skillet heat fresh oil and fry the Schnitzel on both sides till golden brown. Estimated 3-4 minutes each side.
  8. Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes
  9. * When serving the Schnitzel squeeze a few drops of fresh Lemon juice all around it and garnish with a slice of lemon in case your guest prefers a few more drops.

Knorr Wiener Schnitzel Breading Already Prepared

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Knorr Fix Knuspriges Wiener- Schnitzel (15 Pack)
I don't have to wait for my Grandmother in Germany to send me Knorr fix every 3 months any more. I can finally get the already made fixing from Amazon. The town I live in has four grocery stores and neither one of them carry this product. My grandmother that lives in Germany sends me a German care box every three months. She includes 10 packages of this "Knorr Fix". Since the Internet and Amazon I can order them on line any time now. Along with other German products.

Always Use Fresh Oil

Never use left over oil that you might have saved. Bread crumbs cook quick. Used oil will burn the bread crumbs then the meat will not be done and your schnitzel will be a disaster!

Schnitzel with French Fries

French Fries go very well with schnitzel. So does Potatoes salad. They both make a nice side.

Have you ever tried french Fries with a Brown Gravy poured over them? This is very Good you should try it one time.

In Germany French Fries are called " Pommes Fritz".

Schnitzel Sandwich

If you have a Schnitzel or two left over. Save for the next day and make a Schnitzel Sandwich.

A nice Crusty roll smeared with a dollop of Mayonnaise and a slightly rewarmed schnitzel in the middle is "DELICIOUS"!

You can use white bread too.

Thank you for Stopping By

I hope you have enjoyed this easy Wiener Schnitzel recipe

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Ramona

Do you have a different way to make Wiener Schnitzel?

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    • delia-delia profile image


      6 years ago

      I love Wiener Schnitzel...of course I would, I'm German! This is a great recipe! Found your lens featured on my lens "Panni - Bavarian Potato Dumplings"

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      sybil watson 

      6 years ago

      This looks so delicious - I haven't had wiener schnitzel in years!

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      6 years ago

      I've really never made Wiener Schnitzel myself, but it is the dish that I will order if I find it on the menu. Love it!

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      6 years ago

      My son loved the schnitzel in Germany, especially at one particular restaurant in Berlin! Thanks for sharing this so I can make some for him!

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      7 years ago

      Schnitzel (in my language Cotoletta alla Milanese) is my favorite dish, I make them at least once a week, with french fries of course.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      I have never made schnitzel but my daughter makes it all the time for her family. It really does look delicious.


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