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Wiener Schnitzel

"Translation of the name: 'Wiener' this word comes from the word 'Wien', which is the Austrian city called Vienna. 'Schnitzel' means basically meat in a crust. I'm German and hope you can understand my English description. Serve the schnitzels with salad, ketchup and French fries."
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35 m servings 435 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 51g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cut the veal into steaks, about as thick as your finger. Dredge in flour. In a shallow dish, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper. Coat the veal with egg mixture, then with bread crumbs.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry veal until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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My German mother and grandmother made schnitzel just like this, but you must try it with a squeaze of lemon, as some of the other reviewers have noted. It's a wonderful flavor (even though you m...

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This is a basic recipe for Wiener Schnitzel, but I have never seen it served with ketchup before. I'm not from Germany, but in Sweden we always serve them with Caprice and Anschovies file's on t...

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My German mother and grandmother made schnitzel just like this, but you must try it with a squeaze of lemon, as some of the other reviewers have noted. It's a wonderful flavor (even though you m...

Very European, my dh is from Prague and this is a staple in our diet. To save on costs, I always purchase an entire pork loin roast, cut it in 3 portions and use for different meals. Veal is e...

This recipe has been in our family for decades and I too found it messy to prepare but worth the trouble and make it regularly with both veal and chicken. Recently, I have started clarifying bu...

Being from Germany, this is the way my family made Schnitzel all the time. I prefer to double dip the meat with the coating. If you also don't want to spend a lot for veal, you can use boneles...

Soooo good! I used Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs) for a more crispy coating and it was wonderful. I also followed other's advice by squeezing lemon juice over the top before serving. Wow, that...

This recipe produces a classic Wiener Schnitzel , i.e. a ( preferably ) veal cutlet in the encrusted Viennese manner . Follow this recipe and you will have a delicious meal .If you are having a ...

Delicious!! I served it with homemade mushroom gravy, spaetzel, green beans, and topped it off with homemade cream puffs for dessert. Tasted just like the wiener schnitzel served at Schmidt's ...

I used thinly sliced pork loin and pounded it to allow for faster cooking. This is a great recipe--we lived in Germany for a year and Schnitzel was probably our favorite dish. This turned out ...

This is the exact same recipe I have been making for years. When I first met the woman who is now my wife, I made this for her, and she loved it. Now she makes it for me. It's one of our all ...