Beef schnitzel

Beef schnitzel

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 5
Junior Good Food readers, Olivia, Grace & Emma, share their child-friendly, pan-fried beef recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze uncooked
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal468
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.82g


  • 5 thin-cut minute steaks



    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 250g dried breadcrumbs
  • 5 tsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 5 tsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • lemon wedges, to serve



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  1. Stretch a piece of cling film over a chopping board, lay the steaks on top of it, then put another piece of cling film on top. Use a rolling pin to bash the steaks until they are really flat and thin.

  2. Mix the flour and paprika with some salt and pepper on a plate. Put the egg and breadcrumbs on two more plates, then dip the steaks into the flour first, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.

  3. Heat 1 tsp of butter and 1 tsp of oil in a large frying pan, then cook one of the schnitzels for about 1 min on each side until the breadcrumbs are golden and crispy. Repeat Step 3 for the other schnitzels. Serve with lemon wedges, salad and coleslaw, if you like.

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27th Oct, 2015
Use plenty of seasoning, but this is lovely, something the whole family can enjoy
9th Dec, 2013
My OH was so excited for this meal and it didn't disappoint. Mine actually even looked better than the photo this time which doesn't usually happen! Its so easy to make but still turns out great. Next time I would add less butter/ oil though.
22nd Aug, 2012
Looks healthy for a schnitzel, thumbs up
23rd Apr, 2012
kid's loved making these and then eating them with chip's and home-made coleslaw.
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