Pork Dusted Jagerschnitzel

Pork Dusted Jagerschnitzel

The Schnitzel Spectrum is complete! Our fourth and final installment of Schnitzel Sunday concludes with a veal Jagerschnitzel! So far we have made a succession of schnitzels covering the range of traditionally used cuts using Pork Dust as a substitute for breadcrumbs. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the full schnitzel spectrum here:

Double Pork Schnitzel

Dusted Beef Schnitzel with Parmesan Sauce

Chicken Schnitzel Porkigiana

This week we are making Pork Dusted Jagerschnitzel, a traditional German schnitzel topped with mushroom sauce. Recipe is adapted from this recipe for German Hunter Schnitzel.  

Low Carb Jagerschnitzel

For this week, you'll need the following: 

Schnitzel:

  • 1 package thin-sliced veal 
  • oil for frying (I used grapeseed- it makes high temperature frying easier than others)

Schnitzel coating:

  • 1 cup Pork Dust
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper

Flour mixture:

  • 3/4 cup flour (I subbed gluten-free flour. King Arthur and Bob's red mill are my favorite)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Egg mixture:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP milk

Mushroom sauce:

  • 1 package sliced, washed mushrooms
  • 4 TBSP flour (I made the same GF substitution here)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup red wine
  • black pepper 
  • ((optional 1/4 cup half and half. i omitted this))

Topping:

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • parsley to taste

Jagerschntizel Ingredients

Begin by cooking your bacon. My favorite way to do this is to "fry" it in the oven. It frees up space on your stove top, makes perfectly crispy bacon, and is pretty much fail proof in my experience. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place four pieces of bacon on the cookie sheet.  

Jagerschnitzel Recipes

Set your oven to 400, and place the bacon in at the same time (do not wait for oven to preheat). Set a timer for 15 minutes and let your oven do the hard work. All ovens are different, but bacon should be crispy and delicious in about 15-17 minutes.

Next, get to work on the sauce. Heat two tablespoons of oil on medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Add the mushrooms and saute. 

Jagerschnitzel Recipe

Add flour, beef stock, and wine to skillet and stir. You can begin working on your schnitzel while the sauce is simmering. It should start to thicken after about 5-6 minutes. Keep stirring while you start the schnitzel. 

Making Jagerschnitzel

In three separate dishes, begin to prepare schnitzel coating. In one dish, lightly beat 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk. In a second dish, mix flour, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. In a third dish, mix Pork Dust, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. 

Jagerschnitzel Ingredients

Jagerschnitzel Ingredients

Next, coat each slice of veal first in the egg, then in the flour, and finally in the crumb mixture. 

Pork Dust Jagerschnitzel

In another skillet, heat about 1 cm of oil on medium. Once warm, place schnitzels in pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Coating will start to brown and crips, and the meat will turn a light brown color. 

Cooking Jagerschnitzel

By this time, your sauce should be thickening quite a bit. Turn the burner off, but continue to stir frequently. 

Pork Rind Jagerschnitzel

Once the schnitzels are cooked through, remove from heat and allow the meat to drain on a paper towel. Top each piece with mushroom sauce, crumbled bacon, and parsley to taste. Sit, relax, and enjoy!

Pork Rind Jagerschnitzel

Jagerschnitzel Recipe