Authentic German schnitzel with a warm potato salad

Authentic German schnitzel with a warm potato salad

When you go on a ski vacation in Europe, you go to the southern part of Germany, Austria or the Schweiz because you can find the best ski resorts there.
When you’re halfway, you stop to get something to eat, and that is when you find those giant schnitzels on the menu. I am going to give you that experience at home. I will cook an authentic German schnitzel.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 4 people
Calories 3150 kcal


  • 700 grams Top round veal
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 500 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 kg clarified butter
  • 1 piece lemon

Potato salad

  • 500 grams fingerling potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 springs rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • Slice layers of meat from the top round of around half a centimetrer. Take a long knife and pull it horizontal through the meat to get even slices.
  • Place the slices between two pieces of plastic and mash them flat with the back of a heavy pan. When doing this, you break the connective tissue and tenderize the meat.
  • Season both sides of the meat with salt and pepper.
  • Make the breading station with a plate of flour, a plate of whisked eggs and a plate of bread crumbs from old bread.
  • Fire up the grill with a deep cast-iron skillet (deeper than the one I used) and the clarified butter. Let it melt while you bread the schnitzels.
  • Dip the meat in the flour and make sure it’s all white. Brush the excess flour off the schnitzel and dip it in the egg. Let it drip off, and then dip it in the bread crumbs.
  • Fry the breaded schnitzel in the hot melted butter until the schnitzel is golden brown. Then let it dry on a cooling rack.
  • Cut the potatoes in half and put them in an oven tray. Pour the olive oil over the potatoes and season them with rosemary and salt.
  • Put the tray for half an hour in the oven at a temperature of about 180ºC/356°F, take them out of the oven and mix in the mayonnaise.
  • Serve the schnitzel with the warm potato salad and some lemon slices.



Calories: 3150kcalCarbohydrates: 121gProtein: 51gFat: 278gSaturated Fat: 162gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 85gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 786mgSodium: 2564mgPotassium: 1278mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Deep fried, Potato, Schnitzel, veal
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