Pork Schnitzel at Save-On Foods
Ever since I started writing the Passion for Pork blog in Edmonton I’ve found that friends, colleagues and even people I randomly meet get excited and want to share their favourite pork dish, recipe, or restaurant to eat at.
On multiple occasions I have heard that the pork schnitzel from the Save-On Foods meat counter is incredible. Unfortunately, as a diagnosed celiac, I am unable to enjoy this Eastern European treat. Thankfully I have friends like Brian Geislinger, who goes on and on about how much I am missing, to keep me posted on all the delicious gluten-filled Alberta Pork dishes at Save-On.
I popped into my neighbourhood Save-On Foods at Jasper and 109th street downtown where I ran into Bob Parsons, department specialist, a.k.a. – the Meat Guy.
Bob was a chef before semi-retiring and spending part of his days at the meat counter at my Save-On Foods. Like my friend Brian, Bob is a fan of the schnitzel for the taste, quality, and affordable price.
Served in family-style packs or in individual services, the pork schnitzel at Save-On Foods caters to a variety of customers who love the thin, boneless, breaded piece of meat.
Save-On Foods Pork Schnitzel
1. In a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, add little canola oil to the pan.
2. Add pork schnitzel to pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side.
3. Finish with extra pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
Alternatively, If you don’t feel like standing in front of the stove, Bob said you can easily bbq them on oiled tinfoil, but they will take a bit longer.
Finally – he said you can throw them in the oven and bake them at 375 F for 20 minutes. Get creative with accompaniments or serve traditional with a salad and potatoes.
The Passion for Pork promotion at Save-On Foods continues this weekend with in-store tastings every Saturday and Sunday at 10 Save-On Food stores throughout the city. All 18 stores will feature a different weekly local Alberta pork product special to consumers, so check out what’s on special this week or head in to pick up a package of pork schnitzel.