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Four Pork Schnitzel cutlets on a large white platter, garnished with parsley and lemon.

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: German


You don’t have to have German heritage to celebrate awesome German recipes and this Easy Pork Schnitzel recipe is a great way to do just that! It is simple, affordable, easy, and fast. This pork schnitzel is great for a weeknight meal or for something to serve to special guests. Give this classic German recipe a try!



  • 4 4oz chop cutlets trimmed of fat
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cup bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying 


  1. Pound each of the trimmed cutlets to about 1/4 inch. It is best to plastic wrap on each side and hammer with the flat side of a meat tenderizer
  2. One at a time, dunk in milk so entire cut is covered
  3. Coat in flour
  4. Dunk in egg so entire surface is covered
  5. Cover cutlet in bread crumbs and set aside
  6. Repeat until all four cutlets are covered
  7. Fill sturdy, skillet with oil and heat to 350° Fahrenheit
  8. Cook each cutlet 45 seconds on each side until done. Minimum internal temp of 145° Fahrenheit
  9. Set aside on paper-towel lined plate to drain
  10. Serve with parsley and lemon


  • The best way to pound cutlets is with flat side of meat tenderizer and cover meat with plastic wrap.
  • Use an appropriate dish for frying and always make sure to be safe while frying.
  • Turn using fry safe tongs
  • As with all of my fry recipes, I do the best I can to account for the oil in the nutritional information, but I cannot determine this exactly.
  • Use a thermometer to make sure pork reaches safe internal temperature of 145° Fahrenheit
  • Draining cooked cutlets is important.
  • A gravy or sauce, such as this condensed mushroom soup would be great for this.