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A definitive ranking of our schnitzel recipes
Few things brighten up a meal like a crispy slab of delicious schnitzel - and if Twitter is to be believed, Kiwis overwhelmingly agree.
For those not in the know, schnitzel is a thin slice of meat that is usually thinned by pounding it with a meat tenderizer. Most commonly, the meat is then breaded before frying. As one of the few people that have tried all of the schnitzel recipes on our website (correct me if I'm wrong), I thought I'd take it upon myself to offer my definitive ranking.
12. Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Lamb Schnitzels
This schnitzel recipe has a lot going for it - the flavours pair really well together, Allyson Gofton came up with it, and it's the quickest to whip up out of all our schnitzel recipes (20 minutes from the kitchen counter to the dinner table). The kids love it.
11. Beef Roulades with Crunchy Honey Pumpkin
This recipe would be ranked higher but it's a roulade using beef schnitzel rather than a schnitzel in the traditional sense and I didn't want all of you @ing me on Twitter. Seriously, it's a pretty special recipe - the crunchy honey pumpkin is next level. Perfect for colder months.
7. Beef Olives
I hear you, I hear you - beef olives in a schnitzel list (schnlist?)? Firstly, this recipe doesn't feature any actual olives, rather beef olives are an old dish dating back to medieval times. The ‘olives’ are little parcels of stuffed schnitzel which are then cooked in the slow cooker. It's at number six because it's delicious - and Allyson Gofton came up with it, and who am I to question the foodie wisdom of Allyson Gofton?
6. Melting Mediterranean Lamb Rolls
Here's one a little out of left-field, but trust me - it's awesome. While some of you may be a little miffed by the lack of breading in this recipe, Wikipedia has my back as technically the term schnitzel refers to the meat.
Now that we've got that out of the way let me tell you why it's a must-eat. There are so many flavours packed into these little lamb rolls - prunes, pistachio, mozzarella, capsicum, and lemon zest to name just a few.
5. Beef Schnitzel Burgers
If you're looking for an on-brand way to celebrate #BurgerThursday then this is the recipe for you. While most of you may be more used to mince patties, schnitzel is actually great in a burger - it offers a lot of great texture which is amplified here by the inclusion of shredded cabbage (or coleslaw if you must) and cauliflower pickles. It's a schnitzel burger, what's not to love?
4. Cheesy Crumbed Beef Schnitzel
This beef schnitzel recipe from 'The Kiwi Country Girl' (Laura felt too familiar), is seriously yum. And seriously cheesy. I love it, the kids love it, and it only takes half an hour to put together. Winner, winner, crumbed beef for dinner.
2. Beef Schnitzel with Dill and Avocado Slaw
This beef schnitzel offers more of a cheffy take on the family favourite. While the meat is obviously the star, I also love the crumb (panko breadcrumbs, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds), and the dill and avocado slaw with capers and pickles that's served alongside it.
1. Crumbed Beef Schnitzel with Creamy Cheese Sauce
Quality never goes out of style and this classic crumbed beef schnitzel recipe has been one of the most cooked recipes on our website for years. I can't get enough of it. Tender beef, crunchy panko crumbs. creamy cheese sauce. We're onto a winner here.
Posted by Shawn Moodie