Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Traditional Wiener Schnitzel
- 1 1⁄2 lbs veal cutlets
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs, finely ground
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 lemon
- Pound cutlets thin between 2 sheets of waxed paper.
- Place flour in one dish, beaten egg in another, and bread crumbs in another. Salt and pepper each dish.
- Dip cutlets in to each dish in order: Flour, egg, then bread crumbs.
- Be sure the bread crumb coating is thin, but thoroughly covers the cutlet.
- Refrigerate cutlets for approximately 1 hour on a waxed paper covered platter.
- Melt 4 tsps. butter in a large skillet. Brown cutlets quickly on each side until golden brown and set aside.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and squeeze the lemon juice in to the butter.
- Stir mixture and pour over cutlets before serving.
So Hard to find Veal nowadays! I really miss it. I had to use pork loin, boneless sliced it thinnnn, and pounded those puppies out and fried em up! Great! Nice! But VEAL would have been perfect. I just saw a Hispanic meat market at the top of a hilled parking lot, next to a thrift store and Laundromat, (omg) Do I dare go in and ask them if the have veal? I wonder if anyone else would care to share where they find their veal, if they don't raise them, or live on a farm in the booneys, but in town, at a real grocery store? or Specialty Market? in CAlifornia?
While I wanted to use veal as the recipe says, I was unable to find it in several stores I looked in, so used thin pork steaks instead. I reduced the butter to fry them in to 2 Tablespoons which was plenty and only used 1 Tablespoon after they were cooked with the lemon juice for the sauce. I also used egg substitute in place of the egg. The pork cooked up very tender and the lemony butter flavor was delicious. I'd like to make this again using veal and do another review in fairness to the recipe, so hoepfully I can eventually find some. At a Safeway store I was told the cost is so expensive that they couldn't sell it and was throwing it out, so had to discontinue selling it. They suggested the pork steaks and that's why I chose them. Thank you for posting your recipe. Made for PAC Fall 08