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Pork Schnitzel with Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

2 servings

I make big fans whenever I serve this pork schnitzel recipe. German-style schnitzel is usually made with veal. I substituted pork to save money without sacrificing flavor. —Diane Katzmark, Metamora, Michigan

Ingredients

  • 2 pork cutlets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh dill, optional

Directions

  1. Flatten meat to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, seasoned salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and milk. Place bread crumbs and paprika in a third shallow dish. Coat meat with flour; dip in egg mixture, then coat with crumb mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, cook pork in oil for 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, stir in 1/3 cup broth, scraping browned bits. In a bowl, combine flour and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the sour cream, dill, salt and pepper; heat through. Serve with cutlets. If desired, garnish with dill.

Pork Schnitzel Tips

What oil do you use for pork schnitzel?

Choose a neutral-tasting oil with a high smoke point, like canola, soybean, corn or many vegetable blends—they are some of the best oils for frying. Add oil to the hot pan and heat it until the oil thins out and coats the bottom of the pan. At the perfect temperature, the oil will appear to “shiver” with ripples of heat. Be careful not to go higher, or the oil may burn.

Can you bake pork schnitzel or make pork schnitzel in an air fryer instead?

Yes! For best results, spritz the cutlets with a spray of oil to help mimic a fried texture. If you’d like to air fry your pork schnitzel instead, check out our air-fried version of this same pork schnitzel recipe.

What do you serve with pork schnitzel?

You can’t go wrong with one our top 10 potato salads. Consider the warm German potato salad for a cozy, traditional pairing. Or reach for Mama’s Potato Salad or the dilly one with eggs for a cold side dish that’s a bit more refreshing.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Editor