Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How About a Quick Trip to Austria?

Where we'll get the recipe for a delicious dish that is uber easy to prepare.

Pork Schnitzel
2 boneless pork loin chops
½ cup all-purpose flour
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 large egg
¼ cup milk
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
2 sprigs fresh thyme or ¼ tsp. dried
Lemon wedges – optional

Place each chop between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper. Use a mallet or the side of a meat tenderizer to gently pound them until they are an even ¼ inch thick.

Combine flour and pepper in a shallow dish, plate, or paper bag. Whisk egg and milk in another dish. Pour Panko into a third dish.

Dredge the chops in flour, then egg mixture, and finally Panko. Press the breadcrumbs onto the pork so there is an even coating.

Lay the breaded pork on a plate lined with parchment or waxed paper. Set in the refrigerator uncovered for a half hour. This dries the coating and allows it to adhere during cooking.

Add oil and butter to a 10” skillet over medium-high heat.

If using fresh thyme, add the sprigs and fry for 1 minute to infuse the oil. Remove thyme and discard.

If you use dried thyme, sprinkle it on the pork before adding to the pan.

Lay the meat into the pan and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Adjust heat as needed so as not to burn the coating.

Set the cooked meat on a paper towel lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

Applesauce and boiled potatoes are wonderful accompaniments to this tasty meal.

I'll be back Monday. Until then...

Gut Essen!

Sloane Taylor
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10 comments:

  1. Oh, yum, Sloane! I learned to eat schnitzel when we lived in Germany. I abhor mushrooms, except when prepared in the Jaegerschnitzel. Now I need to go to the grocery store.

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    1. LOL Glad to tease your taste buds, Cordelia. Now you've made me want Jaegerschnitzel! :)

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  2. I LOVE schnitzel! I like it with red cabbage and potato pancakes! Yum. You talked me into it. LOL

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    1. My pleasure to gently twist your arm, Sam.:) I like red cabbage, too, especially with sauerbraten. And potato pancakes - OMG I make a meal on them alone.

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  3. How about, instead of Austria, I take a quick trip to your house? Seriously, I think I'm going to move in with you and Studs and eat my way to paradise!

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    1. Be careful what yo wish for, Sara. You'd have to have a martini or two every night while I cook.:) But there's always an extra plate at the table so you're welcome.

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  4. Love schnitzel too! Time to open up a cold brew and celebrate Oktoberfest in May! LOL! Cheers for the recipe, Sloane!

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    1. Excellent idea, Sharon! A good beer sounds great right now. Prost!

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  5. Are you planning a book with an Austrian hunk Sloane ? Great dish - thanks for sharing

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    1. What a terrific idea, Suze! A tall, handsome blond with muscles that... whew! I need a beer. lol Glad you like recipe.:)

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