Pork Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel

This pork schnitzel is kid-approved and simple enough for a busy weeknight dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 353 kcal


  • 2 boneless pork tenderloins cut crosswise into four pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Colonel De's Pork and Poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Place each of the eight pieces of pork tenderloin between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them until just 1/4-inch thick - using the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Whisk together the flour, pork and poultry seasoning, paprika and salt in one shallow bowl. Add the eggs and lightly beat them to a second shallow bowl. Place the bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet until it is about 330 degrees F. 

  4. Take one piece of pork and dredge both sides in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Gently place into hot oil and fry 2 -3 minutes per side until deep golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined cutting board and repeat the process until all eight pieces of pork are fried.

  5. Serve immediately with fresh slices of lemon.