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Wiener Schnitzel: The Austrian golden crunch

Wiener Schnitzel is a famous Austrian dish that originated in Vienna. It is made with thinly sliced veal cutlet that is pounded flat, coated in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, and then fried until golden brown. Wiener Schnitzel is typically served with a slice of lemon and a side of potato salad or French fries.

Wiener Schnitzel is a popular dish in Austria and is also enjoyed by tourists from all over the world. It is a delicious and satisfying meal that is sure to please your taste buds.

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes


  • 4 veal cutlets, about 6 ounces each

For the dredging:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

For frying:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

For serving:

  • 4 lemon slices (optional)

  • Potato salad or French fries (optional)


  1. Pound the veal cutlets to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.

  3. In a separate shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk.

  4. In a third shallow dish, place the breadcrumbs.

  5. Dredge each veal cutlet in the flour, then dip it in the egg mixture and finally coat it in the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat it evenly.

  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is shimmering.

  7. Carefully place the breaded veal cutlets in the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

  8. Drain the schnitzels on paper towels.

  9. Serve immediately with lemon slices and your favorite side dish, such as potato salad or French fries.


  • For a richer flavor, use veal scallopini instead of veal cutlets.

  • If you don't have veal, you can use chicken or pork instead.

  • Wiener Schnitzel is best served immediately, but it can be reheated in a skillet or oven.

Wiener Schnitzel is a delicious and classic dish that is sure to impress your guests. It is a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.

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