Cream Schnitzel Recipe for the simple Kitchen

Today I show you my fast Cream Schnitzel recipe. You need fresh pork schnitzel or veal schnitzel, turkey schnitzel are also ok.

For the vegetarian version I recommend a smoked tofu. You will certainly find some spices in your kitchen…

Please also get onions or shallots, mushrooms, white wine, vegetable broth, flour and cream.

As a simple side dish, potatoes or… spaetzle.

This dish can be conjured up in various variations in a short time on the table. Let yourself be inspired now and enjoy the anticipation of a great dish with this article. 

If you have any questions, please use the comment function. Good luck!

A Jaeger Schnitzel I’ll show you somewhere else. The cream schnitzel presented here is easier to prepare vegetarian or vegan.

1. Cream Schnitzel vegan, how does it work??

The present time brings with it many changes. More and more people want to eat less meat or even do without animals completely.

The reasons are different: For example, the sluggish improvements in animal husbandry, associated with the demand to reduce animal suffering.

Or the health aspect: Eating little meat means creating balance.

Vegan cream schnitzel, a good idea if your guests don’t eat meat…

I would like to show you a simple idea of how you can prepare the classic dish in a vegan or vegetarian version using the cream escalope.

One variant is to buy a vegetarian or vegan meat substitute. But today I prefer smoked tofu.

Instead of cream you can use soy cream. The butter remains as an ingredient, for a vegan preparation simply leave it out.

Vegetarian cream schnitzel prepared with tofu. © Foodphotographer Thomas Sixt

2. Schnitzel in Cream Sauce classic

To get in the mood, I have made an overview of the preparation here…

  • Think first about the side dishes, spaetzle or fried potatoes
  • Clean and chop the mushrooms.
  • You can use champigons, chanterelles, oyster mushrooms and porcini mushrooms.
  • Cut the shallot or yellow onion into fine cubes.
  • Lightly plate the schnitzel, season with salt and pepper.
  • Place one side of the cutlet in flour.
  • Fry the meat in the pan with a little more oil or clarified butter on both sides and let it take on colour.
  • Remove the schnitzel from the pan…
  • First fry the mushrooms vigorously in the pan.
  • Add the diced shallot and sweat until translucent.
  • Deglaze with white wine and broth and bring to the boil.
  • Slowly add the cream or soy whip and bring to the boil.
  • Put the schnitzel back in the pan and fry briefly with the lid on.
  • Arrange side dishes, bring sauce to the boil, season and refine with fresh parsley.
  • Put the meat and sauce on the plate.

Tofu I grill very briefly in the grooved pan. So a nice pattern comes on the cut surfaces. You can see this in the picture above.

The Original Viennese Schnitzel with potato salad I will show you in another place in a technically detailed variant.

3. Recipe Cream Schnitzel

Here now for your kitchen the step by step photo tutorial. Wish you good luck…

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4.92 from 23 votes
4.92 from 23 votes
Simple Cream Schnitzel Recipe with and without Animal
Simply prepare cream escalope with mushrooms and sauce. A step by step guide by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 726kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Rahmschnitzel in zwei Varianten
  • 2 pc schnitzel resp. escalope or smoked tofu
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs sun flower oil or clarified butter
  • 1-2 pc shallots
  • 10 pc mushrooms
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 125 ml vegetable broth
  • 100 ml cream or soy cream
  • 2 pinches Paprika noble sweet my secret ingredient!
  • 2 pinches Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/4 bunch parsley
Side Dishes and Decoration
  • 180 g Spätzle or other egg noodles
  • 1 tbs Butter
  • 4 pinches nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cranberries ready made from the glas
  • Prepare the ingredients and the side dish Spätzle. Bring the cranberries into reach.
  • Prepare shallots cubes: Cut the shallots in half, peel and finely dice them. Alternatively, you can use a yellow onion.
  • Clean the mushrooms, cut them into slices or slices. Cut some mushrooms smaller, the taste of the sauce will be better.
  • Gently knock out the shreds between the cling film with a plating iron. Please do not use a classic pulp beater, otherwise you will leave marks on the meat.
  • Season the meat with salt and pepper, then place in flour on both sides and fry on all sides in a hot pan.
  • Remove the schnitzel and brown the mushrooms with colour. Add the shallots and sauté until translucent.
  • Put the meat back in the pan.
  • Deglaze with the white wine and the broth and bring to the boil, slowly add the cream and continue cooking. Season the sauce and cook with the lid on.
  • Heat the spaetzle in butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve the cream escalope with sauce and garnish, add cranberries, sprinkle with parsley and serve quickly.
Flour the schnitzel or thicken the sauce with starch:
You can also save yourself the trouble of flouring the schnitzel. Then bind the sauce with cold mixed starch.
The Tofu Schnitzel is even easier to prepare. The meat knocking is omitted, the sauce on basis of mushrooms and onion cubes prepare and as in the paragraph here described bind. Fry the tofu briefly in a ribbed pan at high heat.
Remark to the Tofu-Schnitzel picture in the article:
I served the dish with asparagus and potatoes, chopped the mushrooms and onions with very little soy cream in the food processor. This is how a kind of mushroom paste was created that tastes excellent. That would be another variation...
Chef's secret tip:
This tip is only for smart people who read this post to the end...
You can refine the cream sauce with very little lemon dust. You will be enthusiastic about the taste of the sauce... promised!
Mushrooms sometimes get dirty in the kitchen. The cooking school article Mushrooms wash and clean shows you a professionally proven method for clean mushrooms!

4. Calories (kcal) Cream Schnitzel, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Simple Cream Schnitzel Recipe with and without Animal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 1314mg57%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. More Schnitzel Recipes

Schnitzel Parisian style
Cordon bleu, breaded schnitzel with cheese and ham filling
Schnitzel breading step by step instructions
Viennese Schnitzel with chef instructions and cooking video
Schnitzel with cornflakes
Schnitzel Viennese style with parsley potatoes and cranberries
Breaded turkey escalope with cooking video
Fried turkey escalope
Italian style veal escalope 
Jaeger schnitzel

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!