Oven Baked Pork Schnitzel

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Schnitzels are thin, boneless pieces of meat which are usually tenderized with a meat tenderizer or plating iron. Afterwards the meat will be floured, pulled through beaten eggs and finally turned in breadcrumbs.

Normally, the schnitzels are sautéed in plenty of butter lard or oil from both sides golden brown and crispy, but in today’s post I’ll show you how to bake them in the oven, which will work as well. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Oven Baked Pork Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Recipes with Meat, Fast Food, Oven Baked Recipes
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Oven Baked Pork Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad

Oven Baked Pork Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad

Ingredients for 4 Schnitzels with Cucumber Salad:

…for schnitzels:

  • 4 pork schnitzels (top side)
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
  • 50 – 75 grams flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping teaspoon paprika powder
  • Oil to sprinkle the schnitzels
  • Salt & pepper

…for cucumber salad:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 – 6 sprigs dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • White wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Meat tenderizer or small pan
  • Cling film
  • Baking sheet + baking paper
  • 3 deep plates for “breading line”
  • Salad bowl
  • Vegetable slicer or mandolin
  • Garlic press


…for schnitzels:

Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Wrap pork cutlets in succession between 2 sheets of cling film and gently tenderize with a meat tenderizer or plate iron (alternatively with a small pan) until the meat surface has increased slightly.

Coat Schnitzels with Breadcrumbs

Coat Schnitzels with Breadcrumbs

Provide 3 deep plates for the “breading line”, one plate with flour, another with 1 egg and the last with breadcrumbs. Season the egg with salt & pepper and then whisk up with a fork. Mix the breadcrumbs with 1 heaping teaspoon of paprika powder.

Next turn the schnitzels in the flour first, then pull it through the whisked egg & finally turn in breadcrumbs, while gently pressing the breadcrumbs. Lay the ready-breaded schnitzels side by side on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with a good dash of oil. Bake the schnitzels in the preheated oven for about 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Schnitzels with Cucumber Salad

Schnitzels with Cucumber Salad

…for cucumber salad:

In the meantime wash 1 cucumber for the cucumber salad and slice it into thin slices with a grater or a vegetable slicer. Peel dill tips from 5 – 6 sprigs of dill, then finely chop & place in a mixing bowl with the cucumber slices. Peel off 1 clove of garlic, crush it with a garlic press & add to the cucumber slices along with 1 cup of sour cream and a dash of olive oil and white wine vinegar each.

Give everything a good stir until all ingredients are well combined & then season the cucumber salad with salt & pepper to taste. Get the done schnitzels out of the oven after about 15 minutes & serve along with cucumber salad & some lemon wedges. Alternatively a potato salad with bacon bits will also be a good sider for the schnitzels. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

One Reply to “Oven Baked Pork Schnitzel”

  1. Hallo, ich habe heute mal die Schnitzel im Backofen gemacht. Die Idee fand ich echt klasse!

    Leider sind sie doch etwas zäh geworden. Habe ich etwas falsch gemacht?

    Vielleicht haben Sie ja Erfahrungen damit.

    Über eine Rückmeldung würde ich mich sehr freuen.
    Schöne Grüße von schrovina!

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