This fantastic recipe is inspired to the Schnitzel, one of the most famous German dishes. It originates in Austria where is traditionally made with veal escalope. There are many variants of the schnitzel which use other types of meat like pork or beef. In any case, the escalope is coated in flour, eggs and breadcrumbs and then fried in oil for a crispy finish.
This recipe adds a delicious twist to the traditional dish with creamy blue cheese and crunchy walnuts laid on top the escalope. Moreover, instead of frying, the escalope is baked to perfection in the oven for a healthier and lighter meal.
Follow this two easy steps to make a mouthwatering schnitzel with a wonderfully crispy shell! 🤤Let's get started!
- Veal Escalopes
- White Flour
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Blue Cheese
Preheat the oven to 200° C. Lay the meat on a chopping board, trim any unwanted fat and flatten it with a meat tenderizer to make the escalope as thin as possible. Then, season the meat with salt and pepper according to taste.
Prepare three plates for the coating of the meat, one with flour, one with beaten eggs and one with breadcrumbs. Dip the escalope in flour, pressing down with your fingers to coat all sides. Next, dip in the eggs and finally in the breadcrumbs.
To ensure a crispy finish, quickly place the breaded meat on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and put in the oven for 15 minutes, flipping the escalope halfway through cooking time. Check that both sides are nice and crisp before removing it from the oven.
In the meantime, cut the mozzarella and blue cheese into chunks and chop the walnuts into pieces. Remove the escalope from the oven and sprinkle it with mozzarella, blue cheese, and walnuts. Put back in the oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately with french fries and fresh leafy green salad.
Try to use different toppings for the escalope, like mushrooms, spinach or tomatoes. The choice is yours, you can turn this into a 'pizza schnitzel'!