Breaded pork cutlet with mashed potatoes on plate.

German Pork Schnitzel

Crispy and juicy schnitzel made with thin pork loin cutlets, lightly breaded and fried to golden perfection. Pure comfort food at it's best! Best served with potato salad for authentic German dish, or mashed potatoes and coleslaw.

Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Keyword pork schnitzel, schweineschnitzel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 335 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 pork loin cutlets thin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk or half and half
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place cutlets on a cutting board. Using meat tenderizer, pound each cutlet thin.
  2. Season cutlets with salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare breading station: place flour in a shallow dish, place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish; finally beat egg with milk and pour into a shallow dish.
  4. Dip each cutlet in flour, then egg mixture, then breadcrumbs. Shake of access.
  5. Heat up enough oil in a skillet to cover the bottom.
  6. Fry each cutlet until golden brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  7. Place on paper towel lined plate to absorb access oil.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Recipe Notes

The most affordable option is to buy a pork loin, cut it in half. The part with more fat veins is perfect forĀ pulled porkĀ or smoking in the BBQ. The leaner part can be sliced thinly into cutlets. It will most likely make a lot of cutlets, so I recommend dividing them into portions and freezing that way.

Nutrition Facts
German Pork Schnitzel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 512mg22%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.