Sorry folks, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an entry but with the FIFA World Cup 2014 in intense full mode right now, it’s definitely time I post an entry to honour the team I’m rooting for; Germany! Hoping that Brazil will be the soil where Germany wins it's World Cup once again.
My sister Thurka is the mastermind who suggested we make Schnitzel; a german dish as our fan post and while she made the dish from scratch, I observed and documented. It tasted just like the Schnitzel that’s served in Germany, crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. We had it with a bit of red potato salad on the side and the best part of it all – it’s fast to make and super yummy.
Praying to the soccer Gods that Germany creams France in today's quarter finals and wins this well deserved World Cup.
P.S. At home we are extremely serious about the World Cup, in fact so serious that we put up a huge flag of Germany on the tree in our front yard =D Crazy folks huh?!
- chicken breasts - 2 sliced in half and pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
- breadcrumbs (seasoned with salt, herbs and parmesan cheese) - 1 cup
- lemon - zest of 1 lemon
- eggs - 2
- milk - 1 teaspoon
- salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- cayenne pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
- parsley (optional) - 2 tablespoons finely chopped
- olive oil - 5 tablespoons
Take two slices of full chicken breast and slice each piece into two thin strips so you get 4 large slices. Then lay saran wrap over the meat or insert the meat into a sandwich bag and pound each slice until it's a 1/4" thick.
In a deep bowl beat 2 eggs with 1 teaspoon of milk, then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and if you have some fresh parsley on hand, include about 2 tablespoons chopped up, unfortunately we were out at home, we contemplated using fresh mint but then decided to forgo it.
In a separate deep bowl, pour in 1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and mix. Note, that since we used seasoned breadcrumbs, we didn't have to season it - however, if you are using plain breadcrumbs, then ensure you season with salt, pepper, herbs and parmesan cheese.
At this point dip one chicken breast slice at a time in the egg mix, front and back, and then generously coat with breadcrumbs by coating it in the breadcrumbs bowl - again front and back. Now to ensure that it's really crispy, my sister coated each slice a second time around in the egg mix and coated it with breadcrumbs.
Set a pan on medium/high heat, pour in about 5 tablespoons of olive oil and shallow-fry the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side, check to ensure it's done. Serve while warm with whatever side dish you prefer, some greens and potatoes would be nice.