Pork Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
Traditional German schnitzel is typically made with veal, but our version is made with budget-friendly and just-as-flavorful pork chops. Breaded, fried, and topped with a lemon-butter based sauce, our Pork Schnitzel makes for a sensational German-style dinner!
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 4
Calories 440 kcal


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Place pork between 2 sheets of wax paper and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness with a meat mallet.
  • In a shallow dish, place flour. In another shallow dish, beat egg and milk. In a third shallow dish, place breadcrumbs. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over both sides of pork.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Dip pork in flour, then egg mixture, then in breadcrumbs, coating completely on both sides. Saute pork in batches, 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until no pink remains and pork is golden. Remove to a platter.
  • Add remaining butter, the lemon juice, broth, and parsley to skillet; mix well and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Serve sauce over pork.


Did You Know? The word “schnitzel” means “cutlet” in German, so really our Pork Schnitzel is easily translated as “pork cutlet.”
Are you a fan of German-style recipes like this one? If so, you’ve got to check out our collection of Traditional German Recipes.


Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 32gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 454mgPotassium: 568mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 374IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mgZinc: 2mg
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