Passion for Pork

Pork Schnitzel at Save-On Foods

Sharman - Friday, June 7, 2013

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 - The Meat Guy - at 109th & Jasper Save-On Foods

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.

While the traditional variety is often deep fried, Bob offered up cooking instructions that perfect from the pan in less than 10 minutes.

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.