Easy Weeknight Wiener Schnitzel

Guys, I haven’t been this excited to share a recipe with you in a LONG time!!!  I am like giddy over here!  Today, I want you all to buy the ingredients to make my super Easy Weeknight Wiener Schnitzel!

Why am I so excited about this? Because it’s my family’s new favorite recipe!!  Let me back up, I’ve said on here approximately 4 billion times that German food is my very favorite.  I love German food.  All of it.  Give me the sauerkraut, the spicy mustard, the pretzel bread and cabbage.  I want the sausage, I want the spatzel…I want it ALL!

About 8 weeks ago, in preparation for my Oktoberfest recipes this fall, I tried to whip up an easy little BAKED (not fried) weeknight version of Wiener Schnitzel.  I wanted to bake it because we don’t typically fry food around here plus, it’s just easier to bake things than fry things and it’s healthier too, so that was my first thought…bake it.  My second thought was, as much as I love schnitzel with both veal and chicken, a good old pork one would probably be a bigger hit with my family and a bit more practical on a weeknight, so, I bought some pork and made this suuuuper simple version of Wiener Schnitzel…and my family LOVED it!  I have probably made this 7 times over the last 8 weeks because they keep requesting it.  I even made it last night!  It’s so easy and always gone, so it’s now on permanent rotation in my house.

Whether you’re looking for a recipe that gives a wink and a nod to Oktoberfest or you’re just looking for an easy weeknight supper, this recipe is for YOU!

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Easy Weeknight Wiener Schnitzel

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

This easy weeknight version of Wiener Schnitzel is baked instead of fried which makes it practical enough to eat on a weeknight but delicious enough that your whole family will ask for seconds!


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Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 pork chops pounded to 1/2 inch thick (I had my butcher pound them thin)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs or panko
  • just a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnishing (and squeezing)
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. I place foil down on a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray for easy clean up.  Set aside.
  3. Take out three pie plates for “dipping” but you could also use bowls
  4. In pie plate #1, add in your flour.  Set aside.
  5. In pie plate #2, whisk up your two eggs.  Set aside.
  6. In pie plate #3, stir together your breadcrumbs along with a small pinch of both salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  7. Take each piece of pork and first dip it in the flour, then dip it in the egg, then finish it off by dipping it in your breadcrumbs before placing it on your prepared baking sheet (make sure you’re dipping both sides).  Repeat with the rest of your pork.
  8. Pop your pork in the oven and bake 25 to 28 minutes or until it’s a little browned and crispy on the outside.
  9. Remove from oven and serve immediately with sliced lemon and some chopped parsley if desired.

Notes

This recipe is ridiculously simple, but when you call it Wiener Schnitzel and serve it with a side of spatzel, my family gets super excited!  My two tips are to make sure your pork is pounded really thin. I always ask my butcher to do that for me.  My other tip is to buy spatzel in a box and heat that up on your stove.  I find it on the pasta/international aisle at my grocery store.  It boils on the stove and is an easy (and authentic!) side to your schnitzel!

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  • Erika Slaughter September 17, 2019 at 4:37 am

    This looks delicious!! And is getting me in the mood for Oktoberfest!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 17, 2019 at 5:04 am

    I rarely have German food so this is great! Will try making it! 💕💫

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Jen September 17, 2019 at 5:17 am

    I love making homemade spatzal! Have you ever tried? Super easy and freezes well! Ive never tried making weiner schnitzel before. I think the thin pork always seemed difficult to achieve! Never even thought to ask the butcher. This looks so good, I cant wait to make it!

  • Narci September 17, 2019 at 6:19 am

    This looks so good!

  • Jen D. September 17, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I love ALL German food, too and this looks easy and delicious! I’m going to make it this week! Do you prefer using Panko or unseasoned breadcrumbs for this? Which seems more authentic?

  • beth s cleary September 17, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Literally my husband just had this at a local German Restaurant here in Columbia SC and I said we need to make this ASAP. Our oldest daughter studied abroad in Berlin for a semester!

  • MelanieL September 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Looks delicious and perfect for October meal planning! I was on a kick a few months ago making wiener schnitzel but I fried it in just a tiny bit of oil. WOW it was so good, unhealthy but really good! 🙂

  • Kara September 17, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Do you dip or put any sauces with it?? Inevitably, my kiddos will ask for ketchup! 🤦🏼‍♀️

    • Mix and Match Mama September 17, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Two out of four like ketchup, one likes mustard and one, likes it without a dip!

  • Leslie September 17, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I really would love to try this recipe, especially since pork is on the menu tonight. But it seems like it would turn out bland. Is that how it should turn out or is it flavorful. Never had schnitzel. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      It’s crispy and delish! It’s not super flavorful since it doesn’t have a mix of spices, but it is really is good!

  • Lindsay D. September 17, 2019 at 10:48 am

    My family loves it when I make then Wiener Schnitzel!! You should try using a pork cutlet. I switched to those from the pork chops and seems to work a little better for me anyway. 🙂 I use the boxed spatzel when I’m in a hurry, but homemade is pretty easy and taste even better than the boxed. Love your blog!!

  • Hilde Boeck September 17, 2019 at 10:55 am

    If you prefer to bake your Schnitzel, you should sear it in hot pan for a minute or two on each side to get the breading crispy, then bake it in the oven. It looks like the breading in the middle of the Schnitzel is not crispy at all. Also, spatzel is spelled “Spaetzle”.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Correcting that typo! I even looked it up to make sure I spelled everything correctly, but I’m guessing it was incorrect?

      • Mix and Match Mama September 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

        Okay, I looked it up again and it says it can be spelled either way? I really wanted a solid answer oh internet 😉 !

  • Jeanine September 17, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for this recipe – can’t wait to try it! When you mentioned your butcher, it reminded me that I recently finished a book called “Taste and See” by Margaret Feinberg, which I think you would really like. In it, she has a chapter about the Local Yocal butcher shop in McKinney. The owner is a Christian, who gives a Steak 101 class that sounded like a must do. I wondered if you’ve been there?

  • Hilde September 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Spätzle, or Knöpfle, also Spätzli or Chnöpfli in Switzerland or Hungarian Nokedli, Csipetke, Galuska or Slovak Halušky, is a type of pasta made with fresh eggs and found in the cuisines of southern Germany and Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Alsace, Moselle and South Tyrol.

    Per Wikipedia

    I am German.

  • Stephanie F Sanders September 17, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Shay, if you love German food, you should check out the grocery store Aldi. They carry all kinds of authentic German foods since Aldi is based in Germany. They and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company!

  • Lilly September 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Hey shay I have a question about the adorable clothes you buy for your kids. How many outfits do you order in each Matilda Jane line? I love all the pieces and have trouble picking a few. Thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama September 18, 2019 at 4:40 am

      It depends! I often like some lines more than others.

  • Harper September 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Can you do an updated post on how your grocery shop now that all your kids are in school.

  • Kim Letteer September 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Do you have a recommendation or recipe for Spatzle

    • Mix and Match Mama September 18, 2019 at 4:39 am

      I haven’t made it myself yet, but that’s on my “to learn” list!

  • Amanda September 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to know if you have a go-to sauerkraut recipe?