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How to Make German Wiener Schnitzel

Updated on September 28, 2018
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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. Well, you've come to the right place because I am going to tell and show you how to make them.

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Schnitzel is originally made with "Veal" but can be improvised with " Lean Boneless Pork Chops", "Pork Loin" or "Butterfly Pork Chops".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
  • after you have applied the bread coating on the meat it should look something like this, ready for cooking


  1. Using a fork ( or your fingers will get mushy-gooey) dust the meat in seasoned flour
  2. Dip the floured meat into the egg mixture and coat well
  3. cover with bread crumbs
  4. Let them rest for a couple of minutes before putting them into the frying pan.

Fry the Schnitzel

Heat oven 225 degrees while frying the Schnitzel

* Heat oil in Large skillet and fry the Schnitzel on both sides till golden brown.

Be sure to use "Fresh" oil. Never use left over oil that you might have saved. The reason for the fresh oil is because the bread crumbs cook quick. Used oil will just burn the bread crumbs then the meat will not be done and your schnitzel will be a disaster!

* Put in the oven for about 10 minutes

* 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.

You now have made a German Wiener Schnitzel. Congratulations!

Knorr Wiener Schnitzel Breading in a package

You can get already made Knorr schnitzel breading on Amazon. They have anything a person could possibly want.

I live in a small town in Arkansas and shopping is extremely limited. Once every 3 months, my Grandmother used to send small packages to me from Germany with Knorr Schnitzel breading. That was back in the day when there was no such thing as computer, internet or Amazon. I feel ancient now.

Any way, to make a long story short. She didn't have to send the breading to me any more because the internet and Amazon evolved in my life and I started ordering it online myself.

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

© 2011 Ramona

Do you have a different way to make Wiener Schnitzel?

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    • delia-delia profile image


      4 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 

      4 years ago

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

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      5 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!

    • girlfriendfactory profile image


      5 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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      5 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 

      5 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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