After an awesome day spent with my husband for his #Big40, and eating almost non stop, Paul picked up a pack of chicken schnitzel for supper last night. Which fits in perfectly with the ‘Fry All The Things’ chanukah meal plan.
I love a fresh, home made, schnitzel and its one of the things I never would have made myself before coming to Israel, here it is pretty much one of the most traditional things you can eat. My kids love it too and its one of our favourite meals, even if it takes a bit of time to prepare.
- 4 double chicken schnitzel breasts (you can get them ready prepared from the butcher or buy chicken breasts and flatten them into schnitzel yourself)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Bread crumbs (or matza meal)
- Seasoning to taste
- Oil for frying
- One plate with half a cup of flour (this plate should be furthest from our stove).
- A flat dish/bowl with the beaten egg.
- Another plate with bread crumbs, seasoned to taste (this plate should be closest to your stove).
- Heat the oil in a large pan.
- Coat a chicken piece in flour on both sides.
- Dip the chicken in the beaten egg, making sure all the flour is covered by egg on both sides.
- Now coat the egg covered chicken on both sides in the bread crumbs.
- Carefully place the chicken in the hot oil and fry for about 5-7 minutes (the thinner the schnitzel the shorter the frying time).
- Turn the chicken over and fry the other side until golden.
- Place fried chicken on paper towel to absorb excess oil and then keep warm in the oven.
- Repeat the process with the remaining chicken, topping up your flour/eggs/bread crumbs as needed.
- Serve with salad or rice.