Thursday 6 October 2011

Pork Schnitzel And Apple Salad

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Salad isn't just some mixture of vegetables, mixed fruits, pasta and etc with dressings. Sometime it can be consider as a Main Meal with additions of meat and seafood to make it more nutritious and family meal. Here we have Pork Schnitzel to go with some salad green and crunchy apples for combination of textures and flavour. And for me I find this is also a good way to get kids to eat vegetables and fruits with that extra slices of yummy pork schnitzel that goes with it.


(serves: 4 | Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

4 Pork Sirloin Steaks, fat trimmed
1/2 Tablespoon Cornflour
1/2 Tablespoon Cooking Wine 
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 Cup breadcrumbs or Panko
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2 Green Apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
1 Packet Ready-to-serve Salad Green with dressing

Mustard Dressing:
Some Mayonnaise
Some Wholegrain/Creamy Mustard Sauce

1. Using a meat mallet, pound pork slices evenly to 5mm thick. Marinate it with cornflour, cooking wine and lightly beaten egg for about 3 - 5 minutes.

2. Coat marinated pork slices evenly with breadcrumbs by pressing the meat down against the crumbs.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat, cook pork schnitzel for 3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Drain well on paper towels.

4. Meanwhile, toss the pre-packed salad with accompany dressing before transferring them to a serving plate and top with apple slices. (you can soak apple slices with some lightly salted water to prevent it from oxidized and turns brown)

5. Next thickly slice pork and arrange on salad and drizzle mustard dressing over pork and serve.

Overall this can be a very flexible dish as you can use different types of salad green as well as changing the Pork Schnitzel to Chicken or Fish fillet depending on what is available in your pantry. And if you find it is a trouble to prepare Pork Schnitzel you can also purchase those ready-made(frozen type) and oven baked them according to the packet instructions.


  1. this doesnt look too difficult to make..i may need some skills here to ensure that the breadcrumbs do not drop out from the pork chops while frying them. Nice presentation too!!

  2. I agree salad need not be boring and less nutritious. It can be made a main meal and such a dish with schnitzel is especially welcoming for kids to tend to resist salads at first thought and first glance.

  3. I love the idea of eating meat with apple!  It's refreshing and kids will eat this salad all together.  I can eat this as main dish to pretend  I'm on diet.  :-)

  4. Looks delicious!  I like that you added apple to it.

  5. love love love pork schnitzel and this just reminds me of the meals I had in Germany - they made use of apple together with the pork too! Absolutely delicious - gonna try ur recipe soon!

  6. This salad looks amazing and I love the flavor and texture combination.  I love how easy your mustard dressing is too.  :)

  7. Yes yes kids love deep-fried food and this pan-fried schnitzel goes just well with those refreshing green :p feel less sinful with those meat and oil.

  8. Yes Nami! This is indeed a great "Light" meal for adult :p

  9. Yup German cuisine used a lot of pork and apple and they like their porkchop to go with apple sauce!!!! yum yum

  10. Yes Amy, you can choose to go without dressing too :p or perhaps use some good olive oil or light dressing for this.

  11. Parsley Sage11/11/11 10:20 am

    New favorite!  This is a lovely crisp and delicious recipe.  Love the schnitzel!!!

  12. Yup Jasline, Grilled apples will be yummy too :)

  13. I'll grill the apples before serving the schnitzel... but fresh apple salad looks equally yummy too!

  14. Very appetizing salad, I like it!!

  15. Agree about the salads and they are often my lunch.Combination of pork and appels always appeals to me:)


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