Schnitzel Dinner

Classic German comfort food. With a Czech sauce. See Zie Germans are coming! (To Dinner): Bratwurst, sauerkraut and kasespatzle for how to make the spatzle

Schnitzel and Spaetzle with Dill Sauce and Coleslaw

Classic German comfort food. With a Czech sauce. See for how to make the spatzle
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: german
Servings: 3 serving


The Schnitzels

  • 1 lb Pork Loin trimmed, sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 large egg
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

The Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cups fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tbs butter or margaraine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

The Coleslaw

  • 1 bag coleslaw
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


The Coleslaw

  • Combine everything but the coleslaw in a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously. Place the coleslaw mix in a medium mixing bowl, pour over the dressing, cover with plastic wrap and shake to coat. Refrigerate at least an hour.

The Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the onions and saute til translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour to create a roux
  • Add the chicken stock, lemon juice and dill. Continue whisking till combined.
  • Simmer on medium low for 10 minutes, remove from heat and whisk in the sour cream. Cover and keep warm on low, stirring occasionally while you make the schnitzel.

The Schnitzel

  • Fill a 10" skillet with the oil and heat on medium high. The oil should be hot, but not smoking, or close to smoking.
  • Place a pork slice between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and hammer to 1/8" thin with the smooth side of a mallet. Repeat for all slices.
  • Combine the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl and whisk with a fork. Add the flour to another shallow bowl, and the breadcrumbs to another.
  • Dredge a piece of pork through the egg wash on both sides, then through the flour, then the egg wash again and finally the breadcrumbs.
  • Gently lay the breaded pork into the oil and fry til golden brown- about 1-2 minutes per side. Flip and repeat. Drain and remove to a plate. Repeat with the rest of the pork.