One of Our Favorite Things: A Perfect, Crisp, Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe.
Right up there with girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes and snowflakes that stay on our nose and eyelashes is a big slab of crispy, pan-fried pork schnitzel (with, or without noodles). Is there anything better on earth than a breaded, fried cutlet of juicy, tender meat? It’s just so delicious. Cooking this way is so genius, too. Pounding the meat tenderizes it, and cooking it quickly in a pan ensures that the meat doesn’t dry out—the crust helps with that, too. And not only is the finished result fun to eat, it’s really easy and fast to cook! OK, it’s not exactly the healthiest meal ever, but schnitzel also is far from the unhealthiest foods, too. Particularly our simple schnitzel recipe! It’s weeknight-ready and oh-so-delicious.
What Exactly is Schnitzel?
Schnitzel is an iconic dish in Germany and Austria. Most traditional of all the schnitzels is probably Weiner schnitzel, which is most closely associated with Vienna, Austria and made with veal. Whatever type of meat is used to make your schnitzel, the process is always roughly the same. Take a cutlet of meat, pound it until it’s quite thin, bread it and fry it just until it is crispy and absolutely as golden and lovely as can be. Regular old pork chops are our favorite cut of meat for schnitzel, though. They’re pretty darn classic, too, and they’re much easier to find (and easier on the wallet) than veal. Lean, protein-packed and crowd-pleasing, pork schnitzel is our schnitzel of choice!
How To Make Schnitzel in 3 Easy Steps!
Crispy, pan-fried goodness is only three steps away. Like it’s pounded, breaded and fried cousins (hello tonkatsu! Ciao veal Milanese!) pork schnitzel is inherently very simple. It’s all about tender meat and a quick cooking time. Here’s how to make the best, easiest schnitzel ever:
Pound the pork! Until it's about 1/4-inch thick.
Coat the pork! First flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs.
Fry the pork and eat it!
What To Serve with your Fabulous Pork Schnitzel
While this pork schnitzel recipe isn’t exactly the absolute healthiest thing you can possibly eat, it’s not too bad for you. Particularly if you keep the sides light, this is a quick supper that could absolutely have a place in your weekly rotation of dinner recipes! Here are a few sides that we love to pair it with:
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A Recipe to Love
Brown paper packages tied up with strings are fine and everything, but we would never call them one of our favorite things. Schnitzel, though, schnitzel is up there. We hope you love it too! And, in particular, we hope that you love our easy schnitzel recipe. When you try it, let us know how you like it! Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!