16 Schnitzel Recipes You’ll Love

Are you looking for some new schnitzel recipes that you’ll adore? Then I’ve got some great news.

I’ve compiled a list of schnitzel recipes that will make you feel like you’re in Austria or Germany. There are such wide varieties of schnitzel that you can try. 

16 Schnitzel Recipes You’ll Love

While so many people feel that schnitzel is just meat in breadcrumbs, it’s much more.

We can show you how because we’ve compiled 16 recipes you and your family can enjoy with your next meal.

So if you want to go and enjoy some delicious schnitzel, check out these great recipes to see how this European dish hit the international stage.

1. Air Fried Schnitzel

Air frying makes every dish easier, and you can fry your schnitzel too. No matter the meat you use for your schnitzel, you can still put it in the air fryer to cook.

The only ingredients you need are your choice of meat: chicken, beef, pork, or veal. Then get some eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs. You can always add some extra seasoning, too.

All you have to do is make your schnitzel, and pop it in the air fryer. It’s a great dish that you can make with ease.

2. Asian-Style Schnitzel

Schnitzel is such a popular dish that many varieties have evolved around different countries. You’ll find that you can discover schnitzel wherever you go.

This Asian-style schnitzel uses panko bread crumbs, and the chicken is placed in soy sauce for extra flavor. You can make the crumbs with your panko and eggs and then coat the chicken.

It’s a simple dish and easy to change for an Asian-inspired take on this European dish.

3. Beef Schnitzel

You can use any meat for schnitzel, so it’s no surprise that beef schnitzel works great with a roast dinner. Get some vegetables and potatoes, and if you want a sauce, pour gravy over your beef schnitzel meal.

The best way to cook this dish is with a thinner beef so you can pan-fry it for a shorter time. If you like your Asian-style dish, you can use panko breadcrumbs with this dish too! 

4. Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken is one of the best meats to cook schnitzel, and it’s no surprise. Chicken is versatile meat; you can cook it with almost everything.

If you serve it with some lemon wedges, you can pour the lemon juice over it when it’s done for added flavor.

You can serve this dish with everything, and it’s great with some fresh vegetables and potatoes. 

5. Gluten-Free Schnitzel

Not everyone can have dishes that have gluten in them, so there’s a gluten-free variant that everyone can enjoy.

Use whichever meat you like, and make sure you use gluten-free flour when making your breaded crumbs. As with all schnitzel, ensure that your meat is as thinly cut as possible.

Once it’s a golden-brown color, you’ll know that this dish is ready. It can even work well with some German potato salad with some extra flavor.

6. Gypsy Schnitzel 

Gypsy schnitzel is one of Germany’s most popular schnitzels and is also referred to as Balkanschnitzel or Paprikaschnitzel.

While traditional recipes call for this dish to be oven-baked, this variant is made using a skillet.

You can coat your schnitzel with a delicious sauce that will smother your schnitzel with creamy tomato sauce, onions, and fresh peppers.

While this recipe does call for the meat not to be breaded, you can bread it if you want. You’ll just have to make the sauce separately. 

7. Hawaiian Schnitzel

It may surprise you that Hawaiian schnitzel is a popular version you can find in restaurants. As with all schnitzels, you can use your meat of choice.

You can top it with fresh pineapple chunks or a ring, depending on your preference. Then, top the pineapple with white cheese, garlic, and sour cream.

Once you’ve put all these together, you’ll have a sweetened taste that makes this dish flavorful. Add some steamed vegetables on the side, and you’ll have a great dish to enjoy.

8. Jagerschnitzel 

Jagerschnitzel is another of Germany’s traditional recipes and can be enjoyed with any type of meat. But what is Jagerschnitzel? It’s one of those dishes that is topped with creamy mushroom and bacon gravy.

You can expect to find Jagerschnitzel served with spaetzle, potato dumplings, or any potato dish you prefer. Jagerschnitzel is one of my favorite dishes and one you can find in any German restaurant.

9. Karageorge Schnitzel

Would you like a Serbian variety of schnitzel? If so, Karageorge schnitzel may be the best choice for you. It was named after the Serbian prince, Karageorge, or Black George.

You can roll a slice of meat, preferably veal or pork, and stuff it with cheese. You then bread it and fry it. With the added cheese inside, you can enjoy a unique twist to a traditional dish.

10. Keto Schnitzel

When it comes to a keto diet, you might not think you can enjoy schnitzel, but you would be wrong.

You can enjoy schnitzel on a diet with this great recipe, and it even uses pork rind crumbs to make it more accessible.

You can serve it with some sauerkraut to make it feel like a traditional German dish.

11. Pork Schnitzel

Pork schnitzel is a traditional recipe made of thin pork cutlets. You can make it with some boneless pork chops and include some nutmeg for some extra flavor.

You need to have lemon wedges to drizzle them with lemon juice when you serve them. 

12. Red Wine Veal Schnitzel

Try out this red wine veal schnitzel, also known as the Drunken Schnitzel, for a fancy type of schnitzel. While you might think this dish is complicated to make, it’s the opposite.

Use some tender, breaded veal, and then add in the overtones of red wine and garlic. 

13. Turkey Schnitzel

Known commonly as Putenschnitzel in its native Germany, turkey schnitzel is one of the most well-known variants. You need to tenderize the meat to soften it enough that it melts in the mouth.

It’s effortless to make and can go great with fries, bread, and any traditional German side (see also ‘25 Authentic Oktoberfest Recipe Ideas‘).

14. Trout Schnitzel

While you might think that schnitzel can’t be made with fish, then you would be wrong. You can have trout instead of poultry and beef.

You just need to bread the trout, which is a really easy way to enjoy a different twist on schnitzel. There’s nothing that stops you from experimenting with this dish if you love some variety for your fish.

15. Vegan Schnitzel

I have some great news for you if you’ve been looking at this list and been jealous of all the meat-based dishes. But you can enjoy this vegan schnitzel, made from extra firm tofu instead of meat.

By having one of these dishes, you can use plant-based milk instead of dairy milk for your breaded crumbs.

16. Wiener Schnitzel

Last but not least, let’s talk about Wiener schnitzel, which is the native dish of Austria. Wiener schnitzel is made with thin cuts of meat and shouldn’t be confused with other versions of schnitzel.

Top them with lemon slices and parsley, and you’re guaranteed to have a delicious and authentic version of Wiener schnitzel.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about schnitzels, specifically how to cook them and what you can serve them with. 

How Do You Make A Perfect Schnitzel?

You must coat the meat with breadcrumbs and cook it on each side for four to five minutes. All you need to do is make sure that they’re cooked through and a golden color. 

What Do You Eat Schnitzel With?

Schnitzel can be eaten with boiled or mashed potatoes or any potato-based dish. You can even make it with salads too. 

What Makes A Schnitzel A Schnitzel?

Schnitzels use thin boneless cutlets from meat and then breaded. You can coat it in breadcrumbs and then deep fry or pan fry it. 

What Kind Of Sauce Is Used For Schnitzel?

You can make schnitzel sauces from a variety of different ingredients. They can be made from white wine, lemon juice, and heavy cream.

You can also season them with paprika. Jaegersauce is also used, as mentioned above, in these recipes. Overall, schnitzel can have a variety of different sauces available.

How Do You Fry A Schnitzel Without Burning It?

To ensure you don’t burn your schnitzel, you should use a deep, straight-sided skillet or cast iron pan.

Coat the pan with oil until it shimmers, and then you can easily cook your schnitzel without burning it.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, schnitzel is a varied and delicious main dish of any meal. It’s a popular dish all over Europe, and with these dishes, you can see just how varied it can be.

You will love the recipes we’ve found for you; they’re super easy to make. With this in mind, you can impress your friends and family with these different versions of schnitzel.

16 Schnitzel Recipes You’ll Love

16 Schnitzel Recipes You’ll Love

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