Pork Schnitzel

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~ Pork Schnitzel ~

Knock-ya-socks-off-good, this Pork Schnitzel requires minimal prep and takes minutes to cook.  Pounded out pork loin chops are coated with panko bread crumbs and fried in a cast iron pan until golden brown.  Serve with a fresh lemon wedge and you have one delicious dinner!

I was elated (#FiveDollarWordOfTheDay) when friends and fellow bloggers, Milena and Chris, from Craft Beering asked me if I wanted to partake in an Oktoberfest round up they were hosting.  Of course I said yes!  There are 12 of us participating, which means 12 delicious recipes!

Oktoberfest is a traditional festival held in Germany around this time of year with lots of beer and good times; this year it runs from September 16th – October  3rd so there’s lots of time to celebrate!  My contribution is this delicious Pork Schnitzel.  I was originally thinking that I would make a sandwich with the pork schnitzel.  However, honestly, when I saw how yummy these looked ‘naked’ I just had to leave as is.  Why mess with a good thing??


This recipe goes super fast!  I would suggest getting all your prep work done, laid out and ready to go.

I have to admit, it was quite therapeutic using that mallet on those pork loin chops. When I’ve flattened protein in the past, I’ve used a rolling pin (which does work too), but that mallet did the trick so much better.

Other than getting those frustrations out (so much better than yoga, may I add 😀 ), get your dredging station ready and it’s no more to it than that.

Don’t care for pork?  No worries!  Chicken would work great here too.  You do you!

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Obviously, I just had to use my cast iron pan for this one.  Don’t have the heat too high.  Medium low is the way to go.  You want to crisp up those panko bread crumbs and make ’em buttery and golden, but not burn ’em, which can easily happen if your pan is too hot.

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I roughly chopped some parsley for colour and freshness and sprinkled on.  There’s absolutely nothing fancy here, folks – just good, comfort food eats.

I recommend serving these Pork Schnitzel immediately but, honestly, why would you wait?

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Lemon drizzled over pork schnitzel is traditional so, of course, I went there.  And how could I have a German recipe with without sauerkraut…oh, and beer – when in Rome (or, er, Germany), right??

P.S.—> that’s hubby there right before he grabbed a piece, lol 😀

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Cheers, my friends…..or as they say in German—>Prost

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More Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Don’t forget to check out these other delicious Oktoberfest recipes; your belly will be happy you did 😉  All the delicious links are below and there’s everything from savoury to sweet recipes!

Craft BeeringSchweinshaxe (Bavarian Roasted Pork Knuckle) 

Itsy Bisty KitchenBee Sting Cake

Girl Heart Food Pork Schnitzel

Tasty Ever After(Kartoffelsuppe) German Potato Soup

Beer Girl CooksBeer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin

Sugar Love SpicesPorchetta Panini

Seasons & SuppersGerman Beef Rouladen

The Bearded HikerSauerbraten

Kelly Lynn’s Sweets & TreatsGerman Chocolate Cake Cookies

Leeks and High Heels – Beef with Beet Puree and Purple Cauliflower

The Home Cook’s Kitchen –  Cheese and Cherry Strudel

What Should I Make ForBavarian Soft Pretzels

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂

P.S. If you missed my last post, you can check it out here.

P.P.S. If you think this Pork Schnitzel will make your belly happy too, please be sure to hit that little Pin button down below. Many thanks, you guys! XO

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Pork Schnitzel
Knock-ya-socks-off-good, this Pork Schnitzel requires minimal prep and takes minutes to cook.  Pounded out pork loin chops are coated with panko bread crumbs and fried in a cast iron pan until golden brown.  Serve with a fresh lemon wedge and you have one delicious dinner!
Pork Schnitzel - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Pork Schnitzel - girlheartfood.com
  1. Place two pork chops at a time, side to side, on top of a heavy duty board covered with plastic wrap. Place two layers of plastic wrap on top. Using a mallet, pound chops to roughly 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper among the 4 pork chops.
  2. Crack egg in a bowl and whisk to mix up. On a plate add flour, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper. Stir to combine. On another plate add panko bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Dip each pork chop in flour, shaking excess. Then, dip in egg, shaking excess. Then dip in panko, pressing down to coat both sides.
  4. In a 12 inch cast iron pan on medium low heat, heat 2 tbsp. of oil. Add two pork chops and cook 3 minutes per side. Remove and lay to one side and continue with remaining 2 pork chops (add remaining 2 tbsp. of oil before placing last two chops in pan).
  5. Garnish with parley and fresh lemon. Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Pork Schnitzel

  1. Adina says:

    Love the schnitzel, one of my son’s favorite foods! Never had them in Munich though, the only things I seem to crave at Oktoberfest seem to be the Pretzel with Obatzda. 🙂 You should try Obatzda, it is one of the best bread spreads ever, if you ask me. 🙂

  2. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    My Grandfather LOVED German food and he always ordered pork schnitzel out. I used to order it to be just like him too! It’s crispy and perfect with a little gravy, red cabbage, spaetzle, and lots of beer! Def making this for our Oktoberfest dinner at home 🙂 Gorgeous pics girl!

  3. Jolina says:

    Oktoberfest! Good food and beer! What is not to love. This pork schnitzel looks amazing. So crispy! I would never wait to devour this. I am so, ehem, elated, you shared this 🙂 This recipe will go to Red straightaway! Now that’s someone who enjoys using the mallet haha! Can’t wait to check out the rest of the Oktoberfest recipes too. TGIF my friend!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Oktoberfest!!! YES! This schnitzel would be the PERFECT way to celebrate! I mean, this definitely looks “Knock-ya-socks-off-good’! 😉 I haven’t had schnitzel in far too long… like, I’m thinking the last time I had it was when my dad made it, and he passed away 3 1/2 years ago.. so it’s been TOO long! Totally trying this! Cheers, doll! XO
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  5. Milena | Craft Beering says:

    OMG! So many thoughts. Using the mallet!!! So agree with you:) You make a fine schnitzel, Dawn! Did you know how much I love schnitzels? Somehow I could eat three at one seating when I was pregnant. Chris made me a few just before my due date. Couldn’t have beer though! Today, I will indulge in your cooking. About that shot with the few lemon drops. Holy everything! Pinned it first:) If I had to take a pic like that, my poor schnitzel will be drenched in lemon juice, lol, and no longer crispy. Better to leave it to you! Happy #oktoberfestbash!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Haha! Glad I’m not the only one who loves using the mallet 😉 Now, you can indulge in schnitzel…..and beer 🙂 High five for that, right?? Thank you so much (and for organizing this wicked bash). Happy Oktoberfest right back at ya! Cheers!

  6. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says:

    We were so happy to be included in this “bash” together with other amazing bloggers! It was fun, and, well, Loreto, was elated! 🙂 Love how easy and fast your schnitzel is, then it’s only pure enjoyment to eat them accompanied by a good cold beer. Prost!
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  7. Miriam says:

    What a fun theme for a round-up – those pork Schnitzel look delicious. I have not had a good Schnitzel in years, I have to request that next time I am visiting my family in Germany or of course just follow your recipe 🙂 Kartoffelsuppe is also something very delicious and I especially love German desserts like Apfelstrudel, Dampfnudeln, and German cheesecake. Have a lovely weekend, Dawn!
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