Jägerschnitzel is one of the best German recipes of all times.
Last nights dinner was Schnitzel with a creamy mushroom gravy called Jager or Jaeger, aka Hunter’s Schnitzel. If you haven’t noticed already, our last name is Jager so this is one or our all-time favorite recipes. We served our classic German Jägerschnitzel with tri-color noodles and green beans. This is one of my favorite German dishes and it’s very easy to prepare. Scroll down to learn how to make your favorite Schnitzel in 4 easy steps. Do you love everything German? Check out our travel tips for Germany.
What is a Schnitzel?
A Schnitzel is a very thin slice of veal for Wiener Schnitzel, and pork or chicken breast meat for other Schnitzel varieties. The meat is lightly breaded and pan fried.
Since it is almost impossible to find the correct cut of meat where we live, we usually end up buying center cut pork loins. Simply cut away the fat and pound the meat with a meat hammer or tenderizer as thin as possible. Find our easy Jägerschnitzel recipe below, from start to finish there are only four steps.
Jägerschnitzel in 4 Easy Steps:
Step 1 – Once the meat is as thin as you like it, sprinkle with salt and pepper and if you like a dash of paprika.
Step 2 – Prepare two plates, one with breadcrumbs and the other with 1 egg, beaten. Dip the pieces of meat into the egg and then breadcrumbs until completely covered.
Step 3 – Add about 1 Tsp of extra virgin olive oil in a regular or electric frying pan. Fry on medium heat for about 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat, turning once. When the meat is completely cooked, remove from pan and cover until your sauce is done.
Step 4 – Use the meat drippings in the frying pan to create your favorite sauce.
5 different Schnitzel Varieties:
Wiener Schnitzel = made from veal without any gravy, usually served with a lemon wedge
Rahm Schnitzel = the schnitzel is topped with a gravy made with heavy cream and seasoned with salt & white pepper
Jager Schnitzel (hunter) = regular brown gravy with fresh mushrooms
Zigeuner Schnitzel (gypsy) = regular brown gravy made with onions and red, green & yellow peppers
Mexicalli Schnitzel = topped with brown gravy made with a mixture of peppers, onions and corn
Do you have a favorite Schnitzel recipe? Nicks favorite is the Mexicalli Schnitzel and mine has always been the Jager Schnitzel.
Meine Mutter kocht die besten Schnitzel auf der Welt! – My Mom makes the best schnitzel in the world. :) – Silke
Which of these Schnitzel varieties is your favorite? Leave us a comment below.