One of my big weaknesses is fried foods. I know…they are bad for me…
Don’t worry, I don’t eat them very often. But every now and then I want some comfort foods like fried chicken or schnitzel.
I am often surprised at how many people do not know what schnitzel is. I think most often people expect some sort of pastry or sausage. Weiner schnitzel was traditionally made out of veal or pork cutlets that were pounded thin, breaded and fried. There are lots of different ways of serving schnitzel: different toppings, sauces and even fillings you can use. However, I prefer mine to be the very simple traditional version. See? Not everything I make is spicy! Just in case you were wondering…
To make schnitzel you will need:
6-8 sliced pork loin, pounded thin
1 cup flour
1 TBSP oil
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 cups bread crumbs
1/8 cup oil for frying
After pounding the pork loin slices, dredge them in flour
Whisk eggs with 1 TBSP oil and salt and pepper
Dip flour coated pork loin into egg mixture and coat evenly
Then dip into the bread crumbs to coat evenly. I usually go back and dip it back into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs a second time to give it a thicker crust.
Fry the schnitzel until golden brown on both sides.
Schnitzel is traditionally served with lemon slices. Drizzle the lemon juice (that is what is in the little white bowls, but I couldn’t get it to show up in the pictures) over the schnitzel.
If you are looking for traditional side dishes to serve with schnitzel try potato salad, mashed potatoes, beets or braised red cabbage. We usually eat ours with potato salad and beets