From My Kitchen: Jäger Schnitzel

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

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)!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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