By CarrolJ on April 15, 2004
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"I have read the other schnitzel recipes listed but none of them are made exactly the same as the way I was taught by a German GuestHouse (like a inn in Germany)Owner when we lived there 1975-1978. All the tradition schnitzels I ate while there were made with either veal or pork. Many Americans make it with Chicken Breasts. I make it most often that way as well since it is cheaper and tastes just as good. If using pork or veal cutlets use one in place of each chicken breast mentioned below."
Serving Size: 1 (405 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is by far THE best chicken schnitzel I have ever eaten. I only wish I'd had some lemon to squeeze on top! So authentic and I'm so so happy you posted this CarrolJ! This will be a regular in our house and I wouldn't even hesitate making it for guests. Thanks a bunch!"
"Wow Carrol I love this, I used chicken and managed to get it pounded quite thin. I thought the pepper might be a bit much but it was just right, I think that mix of water, egg, salt and pepper, gave it that wonderful base flavour. Like other reviews I would love to try the pork. I used panko, that I got at the Asian supermarket. this I most definitely will make again DH said it was just the kind of food he likes. I served it with recipe#369902#369902 and they went very well together. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010."
"Great recipe!! I've always wondered how to make schnitzel & now I know. I think I will fry our chicken like this from now on. The chicken was "falling apart" tender and not dry at all. And LOVED the breading!Thank you so much- made for ZWT6 and the Xtra Hot Dishes."
"We loved this! I used boneless pork steak and homemade bread crumbs. It was perfectly seasoned, cooked up great and looked pretty to boot. No doubt in my mind I'll make this again. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 6."
"This is really similar to the way I've always made schnitzel. But, I really like the way yours seasons the egg. I had been seasoning the flour, and I think the flavors come through better with the egg. Try it with a little fresh lemon squeezed on it. Delicious."
"Couldn't be easier or tastier! your directions were really good too. DH gives it 5 stars, which is a rare score. His words "Couldn't make it any better than that". Thanks for a new recipe for my Keeper cookbook! Made for ZWT6 by a Looney Spooner."
"We can see why this is a favorite at CarrolJ's house. Her explicit dipping directions guarantee an attractive crispy coating over very tender and tasty meat. Thank you for sharing an authentic recipe. We look forward to tomorrow's leftovers, if they last that long."
"I used pork loin cut into slices. I did use panko for the breadcrumbs and thought the crust was crispy and nice. This was great and will make again. Served it with Recipe #21703."
"This was awesome, crispy, flavorful chicken. I did season it a little more than called for - I salted and peppered the chicken pieces themselves before breading them and then added salt and pepper to both the egg and the bread crumb mixtures. It still took a bit more salt when I served it. I also added a big handful of sesame seeds to the bread crumb mixture, just because the schnitzel I loved in Israel had them. I served it alongside a watermelon salad with red onions, olives, feta, mint, cilantro, and dressed with a little olive oil and lemon juice. It was delicious - decadent and still light. Loved it!"
"Honest, simple and soooooo tasty- the basics are truly the best. Thank you for posting this Carol!"
"I skipped the step where you kept them in the oven on paper towels as I was only making three pork chops. Pounded them to about 1/2 inch thick and they cooked up quickly. Served with mushroom and herb couscous. Fantastic! Add this to my list of comfort foods. Will definitely make again."
"Ate too much and just about essssssploded. Made for Family Picks ZWT #6."
"I made this with boneless pork chops that I pounded thin and it was very flavorful. Pounding them thin made them cook super fast which was good! The only thing I didn't like about it (not really a fault of the recipe) is that the breading fell off when cutting them...but still very tasty. Made for ZWT6 Family Picks."
"10 stars if I could!! We really loved this! You are right, I pounded this so thin, that I got 5 nice-sized pieces out of 2 boneless chicken breasts. I was out of wax paper, so I used 2 large, sturdy freezer bags. This worked out well, cuz I left them in the bags to chill. I did use homemade, seasoned breadcrumbs that were about 3 days old. And the fresh lemon really put this over the top! Just so easy and so tasty! Thanks for posting Carrol. Made for ZWT 6."
"No worries about taste here, fabulous and very satisfying for the ol' tummy! Perfect recipe, this is nothing to mess with here, just make it as instructed. I would love to use pork next time, but I did use chicken which I pounded nicely. Had no troubles keeping on coating, and just adored this recipe! Made for ZWT #6 May 2010"
"I was a little worried that this would be bland but it wasn't at all. My family loved it! Made for ZWT6."
"This made a really nice, tender schnitzel, Vienna style (Wienerschnitzel). I had a little trouble with my chicken falling apart while dredging it, but in the end the coatings worked well and the ragged edges were decorative, not offensive. All this needs is some pommes frites and a Pilsener. Made for Zaar World tour."
"We loved this! Doubled the recipe and used two chicken breasts cut horizontally to make 4 schnitzels - really nicely seasoned, served with salad for ZWT6 Ya Ya's. Thank you!"
"Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe Carrol. I made the schnitzel with lean bnls pork loin chops and will definitely make again. Served with fresh steamed greens beans, Recipe #422870, and Recipe #230114. DH is still smiling :) Made for German/ Benelux region of ZWT 6"