Wiener Schnitzel


This wiener schnitzel is an easy German recipe and one of our favorites. Boneless pork chops can also be substituted for veal and taste excellent!

close up on two golden-brown wiener schnitzel's with some fresh greens behind it
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds veal cutlets

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon minced parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 4 slices lemon


  1. Place veal cutlets between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound cutlets with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/4-inch thickness. Dip cutlets in flour to coat; shake off excess.

  2. Beat together eggs, Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a shallow bowl until combined. Place bread crumbs on a plate. Dip each cutlet into the egg mixture, then press in bread crumbs to coat. Place coated cutlets on a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.

  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook breaded cutlets in butter until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer cutlets to a serving platter and pour pan juices over them. Garnish with lemon slices.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
29g Fat
34g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 782mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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