Saturday, September 17, 2005

Schnitzel

Schnitzel - click to enlarge
4 pieces of chicken breast, flattened by a mallot
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water
1 cup bread crumbs, with salt and pepper added
Sun flower oil

Garnish:
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
4 little pieces of butter
4 slices of lemon

Prepare three plates: Put flour on one, beaten egg on the second and breadcrumbs on the third plate. Cover the chicken first with the flour, then with the egg and finally with the breadcrumbs.

Pour sun flower oil in large frying pan. The chicken should float, rather than touch the pan. Fry each side until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.

Place on a service plate. Put one piece of butter, a slice of lemon and a pinch parsley on each.

You can serve this with potato salad. My family likes to eat Schnitzel with Couscous and Shepherd's Salad.

This authentic Austrian dish can also be made with veal or turkey instead of chicken.

2 comments:

Binky said...

Just wanted to mention that my Mother is German and that I lived in Frankfurt Germany for 12 years and have never heard of Schnitzel being made out of chicken or turkey. Authentic Schnitzel is always made of veal or pork. Its fried light first and then baked to completion.

Binnur said...

Hi,
I think Schnitzel originally belongs to Austria:) But anyway it is loved world wide. I have never been in Germany that's why I don't know how they make it over there. It is very common to make it from chicken in North America and Turkey:) I am not posting authentic dishes that belongs to other countries on the International section . I also change the foreign dishes to my liking:)