Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

Pork Schnitzel

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Family friendly delicious crispy Pork Schnitzel is quick and easy to make with wholesome pantry ingredients that you may already have on hand.


  • 4 thin cut boneless pork chops or pork cutlets
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 24 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • fresh dill, chopped (optional)
  • lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Trim all fat from pork chops. Using a meat mallet pound the pork to about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. On a deep plate combine the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  On a separate deep plate add the breadcrumbs.  In a wide shallow bowl beat the eggs.
  3. Over medium high heat in a large skillet heat enough oil to cover the bottom.  Dredge the pork in the flour, then dip in the eggs, and then in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Place into the skillet and cook until golden brown on the bottom, then flip and brown the other side; about 2-3 minutes per side.  Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, dill, or lemon wedges.


  • It is best to start with boneless pork chops that are about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut all visible fat from the edges of the pork chops before pounding.
  • Place the pork chops on a plastic (or meat appropriate) cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Pound the pork to about 1/4 inch thick using a meat mallet.
  • This recipe works on other cutlets like chicken, veal, and turkey.
  • Use canola or vegetable oil for this recipe as they have a high smoking point and a neutral taste.
  • You don’t have to deep fry but do add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.  Get it fairly hot so that the oil browns and crisps the breaded pork fairly quickly.
  • It takes no time at all to fry up a batch of this but if you are cooking for a crowd plate the patties that are done and hold them in a low temp oven (250 degrees) uncovered while you cook the others.  This will help keep that original out of the frying pan crispiness.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or air fryer to get that original crispiness back.

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