Authentic German Schnitzel and Jaeger Sauce

Updated on March 4, 2020
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It Doesn't Get More German Than Schnitzel!

As a young kid, I grew up in Germany with all of the wonderful foods a girl could ask for! When I tell people I'm half German, they immediately ask about the popular dishes Germans are known for, and at the top of the list is always Schnitzel. I figured, if people are going to know where I'm from, I need to keep my street credit and learn how to perfect one of the best, and tastiest German dishes. I think I've done it.

Even though this recipe is done with the Jaeger (mushroom) sauce, you can also skip down to just the Schnitzel part of the recipe and serve it with lemon wedges. Both versions are insanely delicious.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please feel free to rate, comment or share tips and ideas! Gutes essen!

Schnitzel and Jaeger Sauce

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves Four

Jaeger Sauce and Schnitzel Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 white onion, diced finely
  • 1 garlic clove, 1 Teaspoon if using garlic out of a jar
  • 8 ounce cemeni mushroom, sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine, Reisling works well
  • 2 and 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • Schnitzel Ingredients:
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika

Make the Jaeger Sauce (Mushroom Gravy)

  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet.
  2. Add butter.
  3. Add garlic and let saute for one to two minutes.
  4. Add the onion and cook until translucent (about five minutes).
  5. Add mushrooms and cook for five minutes. You should see them start to release liquid.
  6. Add flour and be sure to mix it in quickly and thoroughly.
  7. Add white wine (Reisling is my favorite to use.) and cook for five minutes or until wine reduces. Make sure to wait the full time or you'll taste the wine in your finished sauce..and not in a good way.
  8. Stir in stock and continue to stir frequently for five minutes as sauce begins to thicken.
  9. Add worcestershire sauce and mustard then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Put gravy in an oven-safe dish (I use my Pyrex measuring pitcher.) and set inside oven to keep warm. Set oven to 225. Now it's time to start on the Schnitzel!
  11. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the pork chops until they are 1/4 inch thick. Use saran wrap to cover the pork as you pound it thin, this will prevent any splatter. Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the chops.
  12. Now you'll need three bowls for the flour, eggs and Panko breadcrumbs.
  13. Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika in the first, medium sized bowl.
  14. In the second bowl, lightly beat the two eggs.
  15. In the last bowl, fill with breadcrumbs.
  16. In a medium to large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. The oil should coat the bottom, about a 1/8 inch layer. When oil is ready, it will shimmer.
  17. Dip pork chops in flour, shake excess flour off. Then, dip in egg wash. (Using tongs will help keep your hands clean and dry.) Finally, put chops into breadcrumbs, pressing the crumbs firmly onto the meat so that you get a nice, even bread coating.
  18. lay chops in skillet and let fry for two minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  19. When cooked, lay chops on paper towel to soak up excess oil, place in oven-safe dish and put them into the oven to keep warm until all chops are cooked and you are ready to enjoy!
3.1 stars from 130 ratings of Schnitzel and Jaeger Sauce

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        8 days ago

        Jäger does indeed mean hunter. It refers to the use of mushrooms. Compare to the Italian "cacciatore" which also means "hunter." Chicken cacciatore has mushrooms in the sauce.

        Personally, I thought the sauce a bit thin. I added some cornstarch to bring it up. In the future I will only use two cups of beef broth. And I also went light on the mustard and Worcestershire. Even so, everyone loved it and I will be making it again.

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        7 months ago

        Tasty, but next time I will use less mustard and Worcestershire sauce...mine came out a little too tangy.

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        18 months ago

        Schnitzel mit petersilienkartoffel is easy and now so is jaeger sauce.... Memories of our childhood !!!! Thanks!!!

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        robert bayless 

        2 years ago

        Panko.. I'll try that.

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        Herr Schroder 

        2 years ago

        Jaeger means hunter in German.

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        Lena Durante 

        3 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

        There's a German restaurant in Berkeley called Gaumenkitzel, and whenever I go I can't resist the schnitzel. They serve it with spaetzle! I'm not sure I'll be making that any time soon, but thanks to your recipe, at least the schnitzel is in reach!


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