Easy 5-Ingredient Wiener Schnitzel Cutlet Recipe Is a German Favorite by Donna John

Easy 5-Ingredient Wiener Schnitzel Cutlet Recipe Is a German Favorite

When you hear Wiener Schnitzel, you may automatically think of Germany. And indeed, this delicious dish is a German favorite. But Wiener Schnitzel is actually the national dish of Austria. Don't let the schnitzel scare you! Wiener Schnitzel veal cutlets are quick and easy to prepare – and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner

Here's your quick shopping list for this delicious European classic: veal or beef cutlets, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs and cooking oil. You season the cutlets, dip them info the flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fry them until golden brown. Easy and delicious!

We're sure once you try this recipe, it will soon become a family favorite. Try it for your Oktoberfest celebration, too. It's Köstlich!

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Cuisine: Austrian/German
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon slices, if desired. 
  • This recipe is great served with roasted potatoes or spaetzle.
  • Store leftovers in a food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Pour enough oil in a large skillet to cover the bottom. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Put the flour in a bowl. Put the eggs in another bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in yet another bowl.
  3. Season both sides of the veal cutlets with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip the cutlets into the flour, then into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs. Coat both sides.
  5. Fry the cutlets in the hot oil about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Köstlich (German): tasty, delicious.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 460

Total Fat: 21g

Saturated Fat: 2.9g

Cholesterol: 202mg

Sodium: 259mg

Total Carbohydrate: 26.7g

Dietary Fiber: 1.3g

Total Sugars: 1.5g

Protein: 39.1g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 51mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 86mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I may have to make this for Dieter Schmitz in honor of Oktoberfest! Thanks for sharing, Donna John! #yum
Donna John
You know I had to do it, @elisa. I love my national food days! Hope Dieter Schmitz enjoys it!
Elisa Schmitz
You always come up with the best timely recipes, Donna John! Dieter Schmitz says, "Ja!" xoxo
As usual you produce the best and this recipe is enticing I'll try it also thank you for being so diligent and your recipes I hope this shares some new future just bear with me thank you both of you are awesome

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