I always get homesick during the holidays. Especially this year, because not only was I home alone and sick with Covid, I also had to switch my flight to Germany to April, because of Covid shut downs all over Europe. I haven’t been home in Germany in over 30 years, and I was soooo looking forward to it. There is nothing like going to the Christmas Market in my hometown Lübeck. There’s so much food and drinks I haven’t had in such a long time. Being that I have to wait another four months to go home, I just had to cook a German dish. Jäger Schnitzel is hands down one of my favorite dishes from my childhood, so I got my hands on an authentic German recipe, and it was pretty dang good. Of course I want you to try it with me! It’s pretty simple, you can do it!
What you’ll need:
for the schnitzel
- 4 – 6 Veal cutlets (you can also use pork or chicken cutlets)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup bread crumbshttps://www.mazola.com/products/mazola-canola-oil/
- salt and pepper
- canola oil
for the sauce:
- 2 cups mushrooms
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp dry thyme
- 2 tbsp flour + 1 tsp butter
- salt and pepper to taste
repare 3 separate bowls with flour, egg and bread crumbs. Heat a good amount of canola oil in a large frying pan. Coat each filet with first flour, then egg, and last with bread crumbs. Place them in the frying pan, and fry until golden brown. Remove from pan, remove access fat by placing on a paper towel, then set aside.
Heat the oil in a large sauce pan, the add the onions. Cook over medium heat until translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook until they appear browned and cooked.
Remove the onions and mushrooms from the pot (temporarily). Add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and whisk to make a roux. Add the beef broth to make the sauce. Now return the onions and mush rooms to the pot. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, covered. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and serve with the Schnitzel over any kind of potatoes, egg noodles, or Spätzle.
Bon Appétit (or Guten Appetit)!