1.14.2012

Pork Shnitzel

Bad day?! This is the most aggression relieving meal yet. After beating pork steaks into paper thin format you'll feel like a winner; they don't fight back. Promise. Just watch your fingers!

2 lbs pork loin (cut into 2cm thick steaks) or precut loin steaks
2 cups panko crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3/4 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper
vegetable oil

Cover steaks with plastic wrap, one at a time, and tamp the meat down with a mallet into about 1/2 cm thickness. Start at the center and work your way out to the edges. Try to keep the thickness of the steak as even as possible throughout.


With a fork whip together the egg, salt, pepper and milk. Lay out panko crumbs on a flat surface. Get a pan hot, add oil and turn the heat down to medium. Dip steaks, one at a time into the egg mixture, then the panko crumbs on each side. Lay carefully (again, one at a time) into the preheated pan with oil. Depending on the heat in your pan and thickness of your steaks, they will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.

As you cook these, lay them on a flat plate with a paper towel for draining off extra oil. You may need to add more oil into the pan every 2 steaks or so, and clean off any leftover crumbs so they don't burn.

I served these with tzatziki, but they hardly need a sauce.

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