Wienerschnitzel (Veal Cutlets)

Thinly cut breaded and crispy fried veal cutlets that is part of Austrian and German cuisine. It is easy to make and if veal is not available other thinly cut meats can be used such as pork and chicken.  The meat is cut thin and pounded to make it thinner.  It is then dredged in flour, beaten egg and bread crumbs, then fried a few minutes on each side.  Served with lemon wedge or mushroom gravy.

Wienerschnitzel (Veal Cutlets)

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients: 

  • 6 thin sliced veal cutlets (optional pork or chicken cutlets)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2-3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Between plastic wrap, pound cutlets with meat mallet until flatten and thin,

Beat eggs and pour into shallow bowl for dredging.  In two other shallow bowls or plates, place in one bread crumbs and the other put seasoned flour.

In a large skillet heat oil for frying.

First dredge the cutlet in flour so the egg mixture will stick. Then dip floured cutlet in beaten egg covering both sides.  Finely dredge in bread crumbs completely covering the cutlet.

Fry in oil on each side for a few minutes and only turning once.  They fry up quickly so keep an eye on them.  Drain on paper towel. Traditionally served warm with a slice of lemon or mushroom sauce.

Note*  Fresh bread crumbs can be used in place of dried bread crumbs.

 

 

 

 

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin says:

    Oh, yum! Shared on Pinterest.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for the share.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for taking the time and stopping in.

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  2. OMG I love these! You make it so simple yet delicious! Thanks!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      They are very easy to make. I love to make chicken like this. Cutting the chicken breasts as thin as I can. Thanks for stopping in.

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  3. Sophie says:

    You don’t see veal cutlets over here in Belgium but mostly pork cutlets of chicken one’s!
    Your hDIY cutlets look amazing & must be ever so tasty! Another must try for sure!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I used fresh bread crumbs that makes them crispier. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. So simple, but so good. And so easy to make at home! Although, it’s much more fun to fly to Austria just to have them!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment.

      Like

  5. dangerouslybeautifulmoms says:

    I wish I could post a picture of the gargantuan schnitzel I recently got in Austria. It was larger than my head, and the waiter started (jokingly) badgering me about only eating half of it. His English was about as good as my German, so I could only make a fat belly gesture with my hands 😂

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    1. dangerouslybeautifulmoms says:

      But it was delicious!! I’ll have to try your recipe 😊

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    2. trkingmomoe says:

      I take it that it covered the whole plate. That would have been a surprise. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. dangerouslybeautifulmoms says:

        It did. And the plate was a massive plate lol

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