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Classic Pork Schnitzel with Lemon and Capers

Pork Dishes

This classic pork schnitzel recipe is a must-try for any fan of German cuisine. The pork is breaded and fried to golden perfection, then topped with a delicious lemon and caper sauce. Serve with your favorite sides for a hearty and satisfying meal.


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Preheat the oven to 200°F.

Place the pork chops between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat mallet until they are about 1/4 inch thick.

Set up a breading station by placing the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan cheese in three separate shallow bowls.

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then coat them in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them in the beaten eggs, then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs onto the pork to help them adhere.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.

Transfer the pork chops to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while you make the sauce.

In the same skillet, add the lemon juice and capers and cook for 1-2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Spoon the lemon and caper sauce over the pork chops and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

A crispy and golden pork schnitzel sided with a tangy lemon and caper.