Bread the Schnitzel and prepare it perfectly

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In this article I will show you How to Bread Schnitzel and prepare them perfectly. You will find a video and many step-by-step photos to the written explanations.

You can prepare pork schnitzel, chicken schnitzel, turkey schnitzel, venison schnitzel, venison schnitzel and for a real Viennese schnitzel a veal schnitzel in this way. I leave the choice of side dishes to you today, you will find some suggestions in the article. 

Good luck!

Recipe picture for the contribution Original Wiener Schnitzel

I will show you the original in another place in a technically detailed variant. Click on the picture.

1. How to bread properly

Before you start, wash the schnitzel, dry it, beat it, season it…

Please pay attention to the order: For the traditional breadcrumbs you need flour, eggs and breadcrumbs.

A long time ago I had a cookbook editor in my kitchen, she put the beaten meat slices straight into the egg and then put them into the breadcrumbs.

The meat must always be put

first into the flour,
second into the egg and
third into the breadcrumbs,

so that the breadcrumbs stick.

Wheat flour type 405 has proved its worth with flour, and star chefs like to use the Wiener Grießler.

Add some cream, salt, pepper and sweet paprika and your schnitzel will be really fine! Use best very fine baker’s breadcrumbs, the finer the breadcrumbs, the better the breadcrumbs will be.

Chefs use breadcrumbs prepared from white bread without rind. These special breadcrumbs are called “Mie de Pain” in the technical language of the chefs.

breaded escalope ready to bake with breadcrumbs

Gently press on the Schnitzerl with breadcrumbs and gently coat it.

2. Schnitzel fry

For frying I recommend sunflower oil or maize germ oil.

  • Heat a frying pan and let your schnitzel float in the fat.
  • Swivel the pan, that’s what cooks call soufflieren, and the waved breading is created.
  • The schnitzel is especially fine when you swivel it in foamed butter.
  • Professionals brown the butter beforehand, the nut butter conjures up a great taste experience on the plate.

We know lard from grandma’s kitchen, but it has become rare.

I personally don’t like to use butter lard or ghee so much, the schnitzel gets too sweet in taste. Lard is rather retro and the kitchen smells unpleasant.

3. Cooking Video

I have built in my cook video for you below. You can look me with the escalope frying directly over the shoulder…

4. Recipe Schnitzel bread

Below are the instructions with photos and exact quantities. Wish you good luck!

Breaded schnitzel picture for article and instructions.
Print Recipe
5 from 12 votes
Prepare Viennese Schnitzel or Schnitzel Viennese Style
Guide to pan, with video and step by step photos. A recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 1279kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1/2 pc lemon
  • 1 tbs cranberries I'd rather take more!
Meat Ingredients
  • 2 pc Schnitzel escalopes, approx. 140-160 g and 5 mm thick cut
  • 100 g flour sieved, Typ 405
  • 2-3 pc eggs depending on size
  • 2 pinches Paprika noble sweet please add to egg and stir
  • 2 tbs cream please add to egg and stir
  • 140 g bread crumbs
  • 250-300 ml sun flower oil depending on the size of the pan
  • 60 g Butter I like to use nut butter
Lemon, Decoration and Side Dishes
  • Cut the lemon into eighths or cut out a lemon star. You can also remove the seeds of the lemon right away, so they won't land on the carving! Prepare the cranberries and make extra parsley available for decoration.
    Zitrone vorbereiten
  • The promised side dishes Recommendation for this dish: potato salad, parsley potatoes, cucumber salad, tomato salad, lamb's lettuce, fried potatoes, ... see also the following links.
    Kartoffelsalat Rezepte, Kochrezepte für Kartoffelsalat
Meat prpare
  • Clean meat, dab dry, place on cling film.
    rohes schnitzel zum klopfen auf frischhaltefolie
  • Cover the meat slices with cling film and beat with feeling. Then season the schnitzel on both sides with salt and pepper.
    Schnitzel beim klopfen zwischen Frischhaltefolie
  • Turn the schnitzel into flour, cooks call it flouring. The meat must be completely coated with flour.
    in mehl gewendetes schnitzel auf einem Teller umfeld panier-strasse
  • Pull the flour turned Schnitzerl through the egg. All the meat must be covered with egg on both sides. Season the egg with salt, pepper, paprika and add some cream.
    mehliertes, rohes Schnitzel im Ei beim wenden
  • After bathing in the egg, place the schnitzel immediately in the breadcrumbs. Bread the meat evenly by gently pressing on it.
    mit semmelbrösel paniertes schnitzel fertig zum ausbacken
  • Heat a pan with oil and gently swivel the breaded slices of meat in the oil until they swivel sensitively until golden yellow on both sides.
    Kleine Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb
  • Finish the side dishes as desired and arrange on warm plates.Remove the baked escalopes from the pan and drain the oil.Put the butter in the pan and melt. Swing the baked escalope in the butter and season with salt, then place on the warm plates.Serve with lemon and cranberries. I wish you a good appetite!
    Paniertes Schnitzel Bild zum Artikel und zur Anleitung.

5. Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Prepare Viennese Schnitzel or Schnitzel Viennese Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1279 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Fat 64g98%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 266mg89%
Sodium 2950mg128%
Potassium 1925mg55%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 64g128%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Matching potato salad recipes as an alternative side dish:
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fried potatoes
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Tomato Salad
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