Let's Go: Pork Schnitzel
Updated: Aug 27
I found this on Pinterest from crunchycreamysweet.com when I was looking for pork recipes. It looked good and I have been trying out different international recipes, so I decided to give it a try!
What is schnitzel?
A schnitzel is a thin slice of meat fried in fat. The meat is usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer. Most commonly, the meats are breaded before frying. The breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and made using veal, pork, chicken, mutton, beef, or turkey. It is very similar to the dish escalope in France, tonkatsu in Japan, and the milanesa of Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil." There are a lot of similarities in different international cuisines. :)
"The Schnitzel is probably the most popular meaty dish hailing from the German lands. It incorporates meats such as veal, pork, beef or chicken and is characterized by using the said meat in a very thin boneless cutlet form. The meat can be breaded and then deep fried or they can also be pan fried and then be used as breading or just be consumed without the bread. They have quite a versatile function in that respect."
"In Austria and Germany,Wiener Schnitzelis aprotected geographical indicationand must be made of veal.When other meats are used, it can be calledWiener Schnitzel vom Schwein/Pute/Huhn("Viennese Schnitzel of pig/turkey/chicken") orSchnitzel nach Wiener Art("Schnitzel Viennese style")."
What I used:
- Pork chop
- Salt & Pepper
My pork loin was kind of thick and I didn't cut it in half to make thinner cutlets. I don't have the right knives. I thought I could pound it to be thinner with the hammer. Haha! :) I don't have a mallet. It was thinner after I pounded it with the hammer, but I wasn't able to get it as thin as I wanted. I decided to go with it.
Then I breaded it with flour, milk, egg and breadcrumbs on top and fried it in some oil on medium-high.
RESULT: Success. :)
We are good at this. I didn't give myself a full ! because I wasn't able to get the cutlets as thin as I wanted. But it tasted really good.
It's a quick and easy recipe. If you have some pork chops, or veal (most traditional) or turkey or chicken, give it a try!
Give it a try! We are good at this!