Dad’s Crispy Pork Schnitzel

When I moved out, my dad was kind enough to share some of his recipes with me and now I’m kind enough to share some of them with you (sorry Dad for sharing family secrets)!

Fresh, crispy and easy to make, this pork schnitzel is one of my favourite recipes! I remember eating it as a kid: I would peel off all the fried bit, eat the pork in the mean time, and then eat all the crispy bits in one shot. Maybe gross, maybe genius!

If you aren’t a Von Trapp decendant and are craving a little taste of Austria, try out my dad’s pork schnitzel recipe.

What You’ll Need

  1. Pork Scaloppini (aka skinny pork chops) – 8, cut 1/4 inch thick
  2. Lemon Juice – 1/2 cup
  3. Lemon Zest – from 1 lemon (or more, to taste)
  4. Bread Crumbs – 3/4 cup
  5. Parsley – 1/2 cup, thinly chopped
  6. Egg – 1
  7. Flour – 1/8 cup
  8. Vegetable Oil – enough to coat pan


  1. Tenderize pork with the spiky side of your meat hammer
  2. Place pork into a medium sized bowl and pour in lemon juice – let sit for 1 hour
  3. Preheat pan on medium heat
  4. Combine breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon zest in a wide bowlPork Schnitzel Breading
  5. Place flour into another wide bowl or a plate
  6. Whisk egg in a third wide bowl
  7. Add oil to the pan to heat
  8. Batter the pork: flour, egg wash, schnitzel breadingPork Schnitzel FlourPork Schnitzel Egg WashPork Schnitzel Breading
  9. Place pork in the pan and cook about 2 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown

I would have shown you how to make a nice side dish with this, but we ate plain canned green beans so unless you don’t know how to work a can opener, there’s nothing for me to explain.

Et voila! Crispy, Easy to Make Pork Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel

Bon apetit!

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