Hi everyone, this is Tyra. While living in Germany for almost two moths, I realized that schnitzel is a very important part of German culture. Along with the beer, sausages, and potatoes, schnitzel is one of the most commonly eaten foods. Schnitzel is almost identical to one of America's favorites, chicken fingers. And, as kids in America always eat chicken fingers, kids in Germany always eat schnitzel. Schnitzel can be made with chicken, pork, or veal (baby cow), but veal is more traditional. Although, if you are making schnitzel in America, chicken breasts are way more convenient! Here are the directions to making this traditional meal:
2 cups of breadcrumbs
a pinch of salt
1 cup of flour
a splash of milk
a lemon (optional)
1. Pour breadcrumbs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Whisk.
2. Put eggs in a separate bowl and whisk. Add a splash of milk and whisk again until combined.
3. Place flour in another separate bowl.
4. Place a sheet of saran wrap and place chicken on top. Cover chicken with saran wrap so the chicken is completely covered.
5. Pound chicken with anything heavy (frying pans or heavy books work). Pound until flat.
6. Repeat to all slices of chicken.
7. Toss chicken in flour, then toss in egg, then fully coat in breadcrumbs. Repeat once again for a more crispy schnitzel.
8. Coat frying pan/skillet in oil and wait for it to be hot.
9. Place chicken in pan ad cook, flipping occasionally (approximately 2 minutes per side). Be warned,chicken cooks fast AND the oil pops!
10. Repeat above step with all pieces of chicken.
11. Drizzle cooked schnitzel in lemon juice (also tastes great with Tabasco).
Well that's all there is to it! I loved making schnitzel, and it's so easy too! This summer was the best summer yet and I'll definitely come back! I've learned to cook and bake so many things, so this is obviously not going to be my last post. Thanks to Cara for letting me write on her blog and for an amazing summer!