Wiener Schnitzel

"I got this recipe from a German lady who served it to us at her home. It is delicious."
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  • 4 boneless veal steaks
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 12 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 13 cup shortening
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 cup flour, however much you will need
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash and dry the veal. Beat the veal steaks with a mallet until they are about 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
  • Turn a frying pan on medium heat to melt the shortening.
  • Sprinkle the veal steaks with salt and pepper and dip into the flour.
  • Next you dip them into the beaten egg and then over into the bread crumbs seasoned with the paprika.
  • Finally, fry the meat in the melted shortening until they are brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with lemon wedges.

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  1. Bobbin
    I have made this recipe several times and really enjoy it. I have tried others but found this one to be preferable. I use pork cutlets when I make it. The only change I have recently started making is to bake it instead of fry it. I lightly spray the breaded cutlets with olive oil and put it in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. The breading gets crispy, but seems much healthier than frying it in shortening. The idea of serving with lemon wedges was excellent; what a nice enhancement! My children and husband love this recipe, too.
  2. Kiwi in Louisiana
    This is one of my all time favourite dishes, pork can also be susbtitued for veal. I serve mine with mashed potatoes and coleslaw.
  3. Bergy
    I used a pork cutlet and unfortuneately did not have a lemon in the house but even with out the lemon this is a very tasty recipe. Instead of shortening I used 2 tbsp lite Olive oil. Served with steamed broccoli & pasta with a tomato/vegetable sauce Lovely dinner thank-you TNlady
  4. Sazzy2u
    I was born and raised in Germany. This is an authentic recipe. Very delicious! However it is very hard to find veal anymore,but still very good with pork cutlets :-)
  5. MichelliBelli
    Made with German Potato Salad on the side and it was excellent! Thanks TNlady! Quick and easy and full of delicious flavor. Winner all the way!



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