Schnitzel - Thin Breaded German Pork Chops

Skip Davis Recipe

By Skip Davis Grandpaskip

4 with sides added
10 Min
40 Min

Anybody can make these. No measuring, just common sense !
Goes great with egg noodles or spaetzel. Just add a thin brown gravy and the magic happens. LOL

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4 medium
lean pork chops
salt to taste
pepper to taste
paprika to taste
flour for dredging
beaten eggs for dipping
breadcrumbs for coating
oil or shortening for frying.

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare the meat by trimming off the fat.

Flatten or pound it, without tearing, to a uniform 1/4 inch thickness.

Season with a mixture of salt, pepper and paprika.
For the next steps, you should handle the meat with a fork or
you will have a mess on your fingers.

Dredge the meat in flour until well coated.
Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl.
Dip the chops into the eggs and cover them with breadcrumbs.
Leave the breaded meat rest on a cookie sheet
or on a wire rack for a while (15 minutes) to give the breading a chance to adhere better.
Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
Heat the fat in a large skillet.
Cook the Schnitzel on both sides until they are nicely browned.
When all of them are finished put them into the pre-heated oven for about 1/2 hour.

NOTE: This last important step allows the seasonings to be absorbed by the meat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops

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Toni T Toni6921
Sep 15, 2011
Skip, the last time I had Schnitzel was in Germany, and it was wonderful. It was served with noodles and red cabbage. You have inspired me to make them. I have some chops in the freezer and was wondering how to prepare them. Sometimes I don't want to do something familiar. That's how I get into a cooking rut. Your recipe was right on time.
Monica H MonisiaH
Sep 15, 2011
My mother makes "sznitzle" a lot (as they are called in Polish), and it is the same way as you have it here! I love the recipe; thanks for posting!
Melanie B MelBelle
Sep 15, 2011
YUMMY. I'll have to root around in the freezer and see if I have a pork loin for this, or even boneless, skinless chicken breasts will do the trick, but I'd rather have pork. When I was in Germany and had had this for the first time, they served it with a mushroom sauce, almost like a brown gravy loaded with different mushrooms. It was probably the best thing I ate on that trip.
D Courtney dcourtney
Sep 15, 2011
Reminds me of when I make a visit to the Amana Colonies here in Iowa for their great German food! Thanks for sharing Skip!
Skip Davis Grandpaskip
Sep 15, 2011
This recipe could not be easier. If you can't make this, you need to hire a cook. LOL
Melissa Dommert mdommert
Dec 16, 2011
Thanks for sharing your recipe. My husband was born in Germany and he loves them! Have you tried it using panko bread crumbs? It makes the pork chops turn out extra crispy! So good!
Melissa Dommert mdommert
Dec 16, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Lori Fry-Gordon lorifrygordon
Apr 2, 2012
These were great Skip . My husband is having the leftovers for lunch today . Definateley a high 5 all the way. :)
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 25, 2012
These are yummy!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 25, 2012
Does anyone know how Skip is -haven't heard anything from him in about a year- I know he has a bad heart and was not in tip top shape- have sent message to his in box a few times no reply. have also checked on his other site the old Mixing bowl -nothing..we have conversed before.