Monday, May 4, 2009

Pork Schnitzel

My husband decided he wanted Schnitzel for dinner. I searched the web and found this one that I had all the ingredients for. The dish was simple and easy to make. Another bonus being it cooked quickly. I could not get the gravy to thicken up the way it should have thickened up. I'm guessing I measured incorrectly in a step because of the lovely help my boys were giving me. I served the Schnitzel with Spätzle which I normally would have made on my own but I found a package hiding in the pantry so I used that. Overall it was a tasty dish and one I want to make again. I found the recipe here.

4 boneless pork chops (1 pound total), 1/2 inch thick
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt (Spike or Lawrey's, or just substitute plain salt)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp milk
3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs or panko
1 teaspoon paprika
3 Tbsp canola oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon dried dill or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)

Use a meat hammer to pound the pork cutlets to 1/4-1/8 inch thickness. Cut small slits around the edges of the cutlets to prevent curling.

Set out 3 shallow bowls. One with a mixture of the flour, seasoned salt, and pepper. The second with the egg and milk whisked together. The third with a mixture of the bread crumbs (or panko) and paprika.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Dredge the cutlets first in the seasoned flour, then dip the cutlets in the egg mixture, and then into the mixture of bread crumbs and paprika.

Working in batches, sauté the cutlets for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove the cutlets from the skillet and cover with foil or place in a warm oven to keep warm.

Add the chicken stock into the skillet to deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the brown bits. In a small bowl mix the dill and salt into the sour cream. Stir the sour cream mixture into the chicken stock. Heat and stir until mixture thickens (do not let boil).

Serve the cutlets with the sauce. Serves 4.

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  1. I've never had this dish before. I didn't even know how you went about making it. It looks delicious and sounds easy. I'm writing this one down :)

  2. This looks good and easy. I'll have to bookmark it for a future recipe. :-D


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