Classic schnitzel

This schnitzel tastes just like the one my grandmother made for me as a child. It’s simply perfect!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 630 / Protein 43g / Carbohydr. 76g / Fat 15g

Ingredients (4 servings)

500 gveal
100 mlmilk
200 gflour
200 gbreadcrumbs
1lemon (wedges)
butter for frying


frying pan, tongs, meat tenderizer, whisk, cutting board, knife, large bowls

Wine Tip

Grüner Veltliner
A dry, medium bodied Veltliner is the classic Austrian wine choice for authentic schnitzel. The acidity of the lemon harmonizes well with the wine’s pepper notes.

Step 1

Classic schnitzel

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.

large bowl, whisk

4 eggs / 100 ml milk

Step 2

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Cut veal into approx. two finger thick butterflied portions.

cutting board, knife

500 g veal

Step 3

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Beat out the veal as thinly as possible without making holes in it.

meat tenderizer, cutting board

Step 4

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Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Dredge each piece in flour and afterwards in the egg mixture. Set aside.

200 g flour / salt / pepper

Step 5

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Next, dredge the cutlets in breadcrumbs.

200 g breadcrumbs

Step 6

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In a frying pan, fry schnitzel in some butter over medium heat until golden brown and crispy. Season once more with salt. Serve with a lemon wedge and enjoy with some homemade potato salad!

frying pan, tongs

1 lemons / butter for frying / salt