Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is an old Betty Crocker recipe that has been used by our family for years. The page is stained and wrinkled from so much use. Haven't found a better recipe for this traditional recipe yet! My only modification in this recipe is less salt, and we use oil instead of shortening.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless veal cutlets or 4 (4 ounce) veal scallopini
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup vegetable oil (or canola)
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges


  1. Mix flour, salt, paprika and pepper.
  2. Coat meat with flour mixture; pound until 1/4" thick.
  3. Beat egg and water until blended.
  4. Dip meat into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.
  5. Heat oil in large skillet; brown meat quickly.
  6. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 30- 45 minutes or until tender.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges.


Most Helpful

Wonderful!!! WOW!! I did add 1/4 tsp dried thyme and 1/4 tsp dried basil to flour mixture, and used panko (Japanese) bread crumbs. I had more flour than I needed, but just the right amount of bread crumbs and egg mixture. Even though I thought 30-40 minutes was too long to cook them, I did so anyway...and they were perfect. I did uncover and cook on higher heat the last 5 minutes to crisp the outside. After serving, squeezing a lemon on top brought out the flavors. This was as good as any Wiener Schnitzel I had in Germany. Definitely a real treat and a keeper.

BeachGirl April 09, 2003

Thank you so much for this recipe. My husband loved it alot and was extremely happy that I found it. I would be interested in more Austrian/German recipes so that he will be a happy boy! Thanks again.. Linda

Linda Kossler January 15, 2004

This is very good. I waited and waited for the veal to go on sale, finally it was so I made this recipe. My family really liked it especially with the lemon, yum. I have always wanted to try Wiener Schnitzel and it did not dissappoint. Thank you for sharing this recipe with my family and me.

mommyoffour March 19, 2010

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