Viennese Schnitzel Recipe with Parsley Potatoes and Cowberries
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The Viennese Schnitzel Recipe with Parsley Potatoes and Cowberries is presented here in a short version.
In addition there is a video and many step by step photos for the successful preparation.
You prepare the Original Wiener Schnitzel with veal, the others … with pork, …with chicken and …with turkey meat are schnitzel Viennese style.
Let’s go, today we’re cooking the finest breadcrumbs and we’re serving the classic side dish of buttered potatoes with parsley.
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1. Recipe Viennese Schnitzel
Following my instructions with exact quantities and step by step photos. I hope you like it!
Viennese Schnitzel Recipe with Parsley Potatoes
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple guide for preparing Schnitzel Viennese style
Ingredients for Parsley Potatoes
|350||g||Potatoes (I like to use new potatoes)|
|1/2||bunch||Parsley (put some twigs aside for decoration!)|
|1||tbs||cowberries (I’d rather take more!)|
|2||pc||veal escalopes (140-160 g and cut 5 mm thick)|
|100||g||Flour (sieved, Typ 405)|
|2-3||pc||eggs (depending on size)|
|2||pinches||Paprika noble sweet (please add to egg, stir)|
|2||tbs||breadcrumbs (please add to egg, stir)|
|250-300||ml||sun flower oil (depending on pan size)|
|60||g||butter (I prefer to use nut butter!)|
Cook the potatoes in salted water in their skins, drain and peel.
You can peel large potatoes first, cut them in half or quarters depending on their size, then cook them in salted water and drain them.
Put the potatoes with the butter in a pan.
Cut lemon into quarters or cut out a lemon star.
Prepare the cranberries, finely chop some parsley for the parsley potatoes.
Make some parsley ready for decoration.
Place the prepared slices of meat on cling film.
Cover the meat with cling film and beat carefully.
Season the meat slices on both sides with salt and pepper.
Meat in flour
Turn the slices of meat in flour, cooks call it flouring.
Meat in eggs
Pull the floured slices of meat through the egg.
The entire escalope must be covered with egg on both sides.
Then turn the meat slices into breadcrumbs.
Gently press the schnitzel into the breadcrumbs until it is evenly breaded.
Heat a pan with oil and fry the breaded slices of meat gently on both sides until golden yellow.
Heat the prepared potatoes in the pan and toss in the butter.
Season with salt and pepper and finish with the finely chopped parsley.
Remove the baked escalopes from the pan, drain the oil, pour the nut butter into the pan and heat briefly.
Swing the baked escalopes in the nut butter and season with salt, then place on the warm plates.
Serve with lemon and cowberries.
Enjoy your meal!
2. Nutritional Values
3. Which Oil is the Right One to fry Viennese Schnitzel?
Now I write you some experiences from the professional kitchen. I’ve worked in many star restaurants and I’m happy to pass on the tips I learned there, maybe I’ll get an invitation to a schnitzel dinner with you soon!
At a glance, 90% of chefs bake the breaded meat in sunflower oil or corn oil.
The fried meat is then turned into butter and put on the plate.
Lard is usually only available in the grandma’s kitchen or in her imagination.
Now I can already hear the question, what does it look like with clarified butter?
Clarified butter or ghee makes the preparation very sweet, so it is rarely used.
My favourite variant with nut butter:
- Prepare browned butter in an extra saucepan.
- Bring butter to the boil, simmer, as in the preparation of clarified butter.
- Continue to heat butter and let it brown.
Fry the breaded meat in oil, then briefly toss in the nut butter.
Now a breadcrumbschnitzel in star quality comes on the table.
Breaded meat and nut butter is great!Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
4. Meat and Breadcrumbs for Viennese Schnitzel
I recommend you meat in organic quality.
Let the butcher cut and prepare the meat slices for you.
During the preparation further down I still go into the meat knocking, further reading is worthwhile itself…
Take a special look at the breadcrumbs:
The finer the breadcrumbs – please use real baker’s breadcrumbs and not coarse-grained industrial goods – the better the breaded schnitzel on the plate.
The best breadcrumbs are called…Here’s the second trip to star gastronomy…
Remove the rind from the fresh white bread and let it dry.
The bread finely to bread crumbs process, these particularly fine crumbs call cooks: Mie de Pain.
5. Breading Done Right
Season the beaten meat slices with salt and pepper, then turn in flour, then pull through the beaten egg, finally turn in breadcrumbs and press gently.
Fry the meat in the oil and add the famous wavy breading.
The breaded meat must float in the fat to make it really good.
Heat the oil, put in the meat and toss the pan while frying.
The “pan swivel” we call cooks “soufflieren”. The waved breading is created by this.Tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Now a little in the nut butter… wonderful… let it taste you!
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