Passion for Pork

Recipe: Chef Cam Dobranski’s Simple Pork Schnitzel

Dan Clapson - Friday, May 30, 2014

Pork Schnitzel

June 1st marks the beginning of Alberta Pork Month, so if you didn’t grab some chops, ribs or at the very least some bacon on your latest grocery shop, than you better plan another trip to the store this weekend.

As I mentioned last week, we have 10 great restaurant chefs who have shared some of their favourite pork recipes with us for the month. You can pick up Alberta Pork recipe cards at any of the 10 participating restaurants starting Monday, June 2nd. Until then, here’s a straight forward (and delicious) schnitzel recipe from Wine Bar Kensington and Brasserie Chef/Owner, Cam Dobranski.

You even get to hammer some meat with a mallet in this recipe. Just try and tell me that doesn’t sound fun!

What you’ll need…

1 local pork loin (1.5-2lb)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

½  teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 large eggs

½ cup water

2 cups bread crumbs (or panko breading)

canola oil (enough to fry, about ½ cup)

½ cup, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 lemon (cut into wedges)


Slice pork loin against the grain into 1’’ slices.

Place cutlets on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and hit with a mallet until each piece is approximately ¼’’.

Next, make a basic breading station by stirring together flour, and spices in 1 bowl, eggs and water whisked together in another and one filled with bread crumbs.

Lightly dredge each cutlet in the flour mixture, transfer to the egg wash (mae sure to wet the whole cutlet) then transfer into the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet or large plate until ready to fry.

Take a large frying pan, place an oil of your choice in it with a tablespoon of butter and heat on medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, place the cutlets in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side.

Transfer to paper towel to absorb any excess grease.

Brown remaining butter in a pan on low heat. Let cook until the milk solids turn golden brown, then remove from heat, about 5 minutes.

To serve, place the schnitzel on a plate, pour brown butter on top, sprinkle some fleur de sel on top and serve with a slice of lemon!

Serves 4

Total cook time…20 min