Wiener Schnitzel

Joan Rehfeldt Recipe

By Joan Rehfeldt Joanrehfeldt1

1 Hr
45 Min

My husband's family came from Germany and Austria and this wonderful recipe came with them. It has been a holiday tradition to cook wiener schnitzel for all the years I have been married (48 years). This recipe will feed a crowd and by the showing of appreciation from your guest's, you won't mind doing it again for years to come. Schnitzel is wonderful right out of the pan~~~and the left overs are really something to look forward to...I am pleased to be able to share this fabulous family recipe from years gone by with my friends at "just a pinch".

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5 lb
thin sliced sirloin tip beef
2 to 3 box
bread or panko bread crumbs
2 to 3 c
beaten eggs
3/4 c
vegetable oil for frying
fresh lemon's for garnish and juice
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Season meat with salt and pepper....Get an assembline going with a bowl of flour~~ a bowl of beaten eggs and milk and a bowl of bread crumbs.
After seasoning meat, drench in flour then drench in egg and milk mixture then cover with bread crumbs~~Continue this process until all meat is finished. Put about 2 inches of oil into a pan and get it hot. Begin the frying process until the meats gets golden brown. Drain on paper towels or dish cloth.
* I usually have 2 pans going at the same time to save time and keep meat covered in a large turkey pan. This recipe takes a little time but it is well worth it and will keep the family coming back to your home for years to come. Garnish with lemon's or lemon juice.
*The tradition goes~~~~After frying the meat, We also fry potato slices in the oil the meat was cooked in~~~This is not a healthy idea but it sure does taste good.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef

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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Mar 31, 2012
LOL! You are going to die when you hear this but all these years I never looked at a recipe for this because I was thinking it was some kind of greman hot dog
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Mar 31, 2012
German not greman
Mar 31, 2012 - Stormy Stewart shared this recipe with discussion groups: Heriloom Recipes Magic in the Kitchen
Joan Rehfeldt Joanrehfeldt1
Mar 31, 2012
Stormy...That is so funny because before I met my husband and got introduced to this delicious meal I thought the same as you. See, We all learn something new everyday~~~~~
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Apr 1, 2012
LOL! I am so glad, At 14 I thought I knew everything
Denise Reese Dezonia
Apr 1, 2012
Going to try this soon, sounds yummy! Thanks, and I too thought it was a hotdog. lol
Joan Rehfeldt Joanrehfeldt1
Apr 1, 2012
Costco has nice sirloin tip sliced thin and their meat is A++++ however if you have a Mexican market close by you can always get it there too. Maybe not as high quality as Costco but usually cheaper and taste good too. I have had the butcher slice a sirloin tip roast for me and he was happy to do it.