Wienerschnitzel (Breaded Veal Cutlets)

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is almost identical to what I had at an authentic German restaraunt. The recipe comes from "The German Cookbook" by Mimi Sheraton, which I altered slightly. I like to serve it with fried German potatoes and a melody of peas, carrots and corn.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place veal cutlets, one piece at a time, between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound until thin, about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Slice lemon in half and squeeze lemon juice over all four pieces of veal.
  3. Allow the veal to sit in lemon juice for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow excess lemon juice to drip off before breading the cutlets.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over each cutlet.
  6. Place flour in a large shallow plate.
  7. Beat eggs, water, and vegetable oil in a large shallow bowl. ~NOTE~ The vegetable oil helps to hold the breading on securely and to make the breading crisp.
  8. Place breadcrumbs in a large shallow plate.
  9. one at a time, dip salted cutlet into the flour and lightly cover each side with flour.
  10. Then dip the cutlet into the egg mixture, allowing the excess egg to drip off.
  11. Then dredge into the breadcrumb mixture to coat.
  12. Place breaded cutlets on a baking sheet and low to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  13. Heat shortening in a large heavy skillet.
  14. There should be enough oil in the pan for the cutlets to "swim".
  15. When the oil is hot, place one or two cutlets in the skillet at a time, being careful not to crowd the cutlets.
  16. Fry first side slowly until golden brown, about 4-6 minutes.
  17. Turn cutlets over with a spatula, being careful not to splatter hot oil.
  18. Fry on second side for about 4-6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  19. Drain on paper towels.
  20. If you have more cutlets to fry, then place finished cutlets in a piece of foil and keep warm in the oven at 250°F while you continue to fry up the rest of the cutlets.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was really good. I will definitely make it again. My husband had two helpings. I felt 1/2 a lemon flavored this perfectly. I used the second 1/2 the lemon to flavor a pitcher of iced tea:))

5 5

Great recipe, simple and delicious. I used fresh ground black pepper in addition to the salt and a little extra lemon juice.

5 5

I am German and have had lots of Wiener Schnitzel in Europe. This is an excellent recipe and very authentic. I tried it with turkey cutlets because veal wasn't available. The Schnitzel turned out perfectly! Thanks for the detailed, step-by-step instructions. Frying the meat in shortening makes all the difference, I think.