How to make German Schnitzel
German traditional "Wiener Schnitzel" so easy to make!
When you hear "German" you might think "Schnitzel". That's because the Schnitzel is so popular there. We Love our Wiener Scnitzel's.
So what is a Schnitzel? It's non other than Veal or Pork Breaded Cutlet. What makes the schnitzel so delicious is the Thinness of it.
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Schnitzel is originally made with "Veal" but can be improvised with " Lean Boneless Pork Chops", "Pork Loin" or "Butterfly Pork Chops".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.Why that is I don't know.
Season with Salt, Pepper, paprika and garlic on both sides
Now Dip Cutlets into Flour/Breading Mixture
Oh Yeah, don't forget the Eggs!
* Line up 3 plates in each one you will put :
b) 2-3 beaten eggs
c) Bread Crumbs
* Using a fork ( or your fingers will get mushy-gooey) dust the meat in flour
* Dip into the egg mixture
* cover with Bread crumbs
Let them rest for a couple of minutes before putting in frying pan.
This is how it should Look
After the coating
After you have applied the bread coating on the meat it should look something like this and is ready for cooking.
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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 15-20 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 made a German Wiener Schnitzel. Congratulations!
Ready Seasoned Schnitzel Breading
Knorr is a good German Product. I grew up with Knorr since my Grandmother and Mother used Knorr products faithfully.
As you can see they have the already made Breading Packages for the Schnitzel. I use the their Bouillon cubes in almost all of my dishes since they enhance the flavor so wonderfully.
Serve with French Fries
French Fries as a side entrée goes very well with schnitzel. So does Potatoes salad.
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".
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"!
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