Welcome to our culinary blog! Today, we’re exploring a beloved classic of Austrian cuisine, the Wiener Schnitzel. This simple yet elegant dish, known for its tender veal cutlet coated in a golden, crispy breadcrumb crust, is a testament to the beauty of European culinary traditions. Join us as we delve into the art of making the perfect Wiener Schnitzel, a dish that promises to bring a taste of Vienna right to your table.


  • For the Schnitzel:
    • 4 veal cutlets (about 6 ounces each), pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs
    • Vegetable oil or clarified butter, for frying
  • To Serve:
    • Lemon wedges
    • Parsley sprigs (optional)
    • Lingonberry jam (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Veal

  1. Season the veal cutlets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Place flour, beaten eggs mixed with milk, and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow dishes.

Step 2: Breading the Cutlets

  1. Dredge each cutlet first in flour, shaking off the excess.
  2. Dip into the egg mixture, ensuring it’s completely coated.
  3. Finally, coat evenly with breadcrumbs. Press gently to adhere the breadcrumbs to the cutlets.

Step 3: Frying the Schnitzel

  1. In a large skillet, heat a generous amount of oil or clarified butter over medium-high heat. The oil should be about 1/2 inch deep.
  2. Fry the schnitzels in batches, without crowding the pan, for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

Step 4: Serving

  1. Serve the schnitzels hot, garnished with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs.
  2. Optionally, offer lingonberry jam on the side for a sweet contrast.

Tips for the Perfect Wiener Schnitzel:

  • Meat Thickness: The key to a tender schnitzel is pounding the veal to the right thickness, which ensures even cooking.
  • Oil Temperature: Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying. The schnitzel should sizzle as soon as it hits the pan.
  • Do Not Overcrowd: Fry the schnitzels one or two at a time to maintain the oil temperature and ensure even cooking.


Wiener Schnitzel, with its golden crust and tender meat, is a dish that never fails to impress. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply looking to enjoy a classic comfort food, this recipe will deliver a taste of Austria’s culinary pride.

We’d love to hear how your Wiener Schnitzel turned out! Share your experiences in the comments below, and stay tuned for more culinary explorations and recipes. Guten Appetit!

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