Schnitzel is a very popular dish in Israel, brought over by the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe. Variations are common all around the world. In America we call this dish chicken cutlets.
Everyone should know how to make a killer schnitzel–crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Schnitzel is quick to make and delicious to eat. It’s great for lunch, dinner and it’s super kid friendly. Who doesn’t love a delicious crispy chicken schnitzel?
This is my recipe. I hope you love it and make many times over and over again.
First, gather your ingredients:
1 cup flour
3 large eggs
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
grapeseed or olive oil for frying
4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
Next, follow these instructions:
1. Slice the chicken breasts into 1/2-inch thick cutlets, then pound the cutlets until thin. Your butcher will be more than happy to do this for you.
2. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs and combine with juice from half a lemon.
3. In another shallow bowl, sprinkle flour evenly. In a third, combine breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
4. Dip one cutlet at a time into the bowls—first coat with flour, then egg, then the breadcrumb mixture.
5. Fill a heavy bottomed pan with oil and heat over medium heat. When the oil is hot, carefully place the schnitzel into the hot oil.
6. Fry both sides until golden brown and cooked through, 2-4 minutes per side. Set the finished schnitzel on a paper towel, and repeat until all the schnitzels are fried.
7. Right before serving, squeeze some lemon juice over the schnitzel.
You know you wanna taste a tiny piece right away. Go ahead, nobody is watching. Enjoy!
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