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Jaeger Schnitzel
Jaeger Schnitzel
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Jaeger Schnitzel or Jägerschnitzel means hunter's schnitzel. It's a schnitzel topped with a mushroom sauce. It may or may not be breaded. My personal preference is the breaded variety.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German, Oktoberfest
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 455 kcal
Author: Chula King
Pork Schnitzel
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of all fat and silver skin
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
Mushroom Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Bisto (See Note 1)
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Madeira (See Note 2)
Pork Schnitzel
  1. Butterfly the pork tenderloin, making sure that you don't cut all the way through. Place between two pieces of plastic wrap; pound to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Cut into serving size pieces.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in Ziploc bag. Mix together milk and egg in a flat dish. Add breadcrumbs to another flat dish. Bread the pork as follows: (1) coat pork in flour; (2) dip in milk/egg mixture; (3) coat again in flour; (4) dip again in milk/egg mixture; and (5) coat in bread crumbs. Place in single layers on wax paper lined plate. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Heat about 1/2-cup of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add single layer of pork; cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat with remaining pork. 

  4. Serve with Mushroom Sauce.

Mushroom Sauce
  1. Whisk together chicken broth, Bisto, and sour cream; set aside.

  2. Drain all of the oil from pan in which the schnitzel was cooked. Add butter. When the butter is melted, add sliced mushrooms. Increase heat to high. Cook, stirring frequently until all liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Add Madeira. Cook, stirring frequently until most of the Madeira has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium; add chicken broth mixture. Cook, stirring frequently until bubbly and thickened. 

  5. Yield: 2 cups.

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. May use cornstarch in place of Bisto.
  2. May use Dry Marsala in place of Madeira.
Nutrition Facts
Jaeger Schnitzel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 854mg36%
Potassium 553mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.