Oven Baked Schnitzel

20 Sep

My best friend’s Mom, who helped raise me when I was growing up, used to make Schnitzel, and it’s something I’ve always really liked, but only made a few times here and there.  Last week I got a craving for Schnitzel and decided to try my had and a lower calorie version that would satisfy my craving, without too many calories.  I like my Schnitzel with just a little lemon juice over the top, so that’s how we’re going to do it here!

Ingredients:

  • 4 (4 oz) boneless pork chops  (the ones I used were 130 calories each
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Flour (seasoned flour if you’ve got it)*
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs (I used roasted garlic flavored, but plain would do fine)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon

*Seasoned flour.  I use it in all my savory dishes, and it makes a big difference. here’s the one I use, and you can even order it here if you are so inclined.

Editor’s Note:  Although the recipe calls for 1/2 cup flour and 1 cup breadcrumbs, and 2 eggs, I only counted calories for half this amount, because there was about half of each left at the end of prep.  However, you don’t want to just start with half as much, because you won’t have a deep enough pile to properly cover your chops evenly.

Directions:

  1. Place 1 chop at a time inside a large ziplock freezer bag.  Use a meat mallot to pound the chop on both sides until the whole thing is flat and no more than 1/4 inch in thickness.  The baggie keeps you from slinging pork-juice all over your kitchen.  You could pound it out directly on a cutting board, but  I wouldn’t recommend skipping that.
  2. Salt and pepper chops to taste.
  3. Using 3 shallow bowls, fill one with beaten egg, 1 with flour, and 1 with bread crumbs.
  4. Dip each Chop into the flour first, covering evenly, then into the Egg, and finally into the bread crumbs.
  5. Once each chop is covered in crumbs, place them on a broiler pan, which has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  6. Spray a light coating of non stick spray on the top of each chop, and Bake on 425 for about 15 minutes, then flip each piece of meat, and bake another 5 minutes.  Broil briefly at the end if tops are not as brown as you like.
  7. Squeeze 1 slice (1/4 of a lemon) of lemon over each chop and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings= 231 Calories per serving

appx 6 weight watchers points plus each


  

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