Pork Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Aug 8, 2011 5:01 pm

The best way to make pork Wiener Schnitzel

Here's a great dish to make when you're feeling, well, Austrian. Or Germanic. Either way. The Michelin Star-awarded Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar's menu is a playground for chef/owners Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder. They offer up dishes inspired by their earliest culinary experiences, drawing heavily on childhood favorites.

For this take on the classic veal dish of Wiener schnitzel, the chefs sub in delicious Heritage pork. Once you try it yourself, you'll see why it's a classic comfort food dish in any language — or season.

A Pork Wiener Schnitzel for all seasons
A Pork Wiener Schnitzel for all seasons
Servings: 6


3 pounds Heritage pork, center cut
7 ounces flour
4 eggs
7 ounces bread crumbs, dry, unseasoned
splash of seltzer water
canola oil, for frying
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
lingonberry jam
  1. Slice pork against the grain into 1/4- inch rounds. Lightly pound until 2/8 of an inch think (pounding will allow it to cook evenly, tenderize the meat and make it soufflé nicer). 
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Beat egg with the splash of seltzer.
  4. Dip the pork slices in flour, egg (beaten with splash of seltzer) and breadcrumbs.  Shake off excess. 
  5. Heat oil till 350 degrees F. Add the pork slices and crisp under constant circular movement for 60 seconds. Remove from the oil. Pat dry and serve.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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