Pork Schnitzels


  • 3 pork fillets;
  • 250g Panko breadcrumbs;
  • 2 teaspoon each grated lemon rind; fresh thyme leaves, chopped;
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped;
  • 2 large eggs, beaten;
  • 1 cup organic plain flour;
  • Freshly ground sea salt and ground white pepper to season;
  • ½ cup canola oil for cooking schnitzels

Serves 6


  • Slice pork fillets into 3 cm/1” pieces and flatten between 2 pieces of baking paper
  • Place seasoned flour; seasoned beaten egg; and seasoned breadcrumbs; onto 3 separate dinner plates.
  • Lightly coat pork pieces with flour each side, then dip in egg and finally cover each side with breadcrumbs,  lemon thyme and parsley
  • Heat a large frypan with the oil until hot and then add crumbed pork pieces, half the quantity at a time.
  • Cook until golden on each side, (about 5 minutes each.)
  • Place cooked schnitzels on a warmed plate lined with absorbent kitchen paper until all the pork is cooked and you are ready to serve
  • If you are cooking for a crowd, place cooked schnitzels on a rack in a warm oven (170 degrees C/) until all the pork has been cooked.

Healthy Hint- Use homemade breadcrumbs using sourdough or wholemeal bread or a mix of both.

Tasty Tip
Add ½ cup Italian Parmesan to the breadcrumbs for an extra flavour sensation. You can substitute pork for veal escalopes or chicken fillets for a flavour alternative.