Wiener Schnitzel

This is lovely with French fries and a green salad.

March 9, 2015 | | Blogs | Cooking with Pia | Food | Main Dishes | Recipes

When I was young, you could get wiener schnitzel in any good restaurant in Germany, you still get it all over Austria, where it is served often with a cranberry sauce. I like it with French fries and a green salad.

Wiener schnitzel

Wiener schnitzel. Photo by ©KLTCArt ©Kelsey-LynnTCorradetti

Wiener Schnitzel

Recipe submitted by: Pia ( Visit Website )



Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

1.5 hours


  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 4 veal cutlets, flattened well with the meat beater
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup butter, heated over medium until slightly brown


  1. Beat the egg in a soup dish and add the salt and pepper.
  2. Put the flour in another dish and do the same with the bread crumbs.
  3. Dip the meat in the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  5. When the oil is hot, let the cutlets slide in and fry them, turn them once or twice.
  6. They need to be golden brown.
  7. Remove the cutlets from the pan, set them on paper towel to remove excess oil, before you add the nicer fat: browned butter.
  8. To serve arrange on a platter and add the lemon wedges.


Stefan’s tip for wine: A light white wine, like a Riesling

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In her book, Journey to the Three Little Lands, Pia shares how simple old country cooking can be. Learn her techniques and make cooking delicious meals simple!

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