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jägerschnitzel with mushrooms

Jägerschnitzel - German Schnitzel with Mushrooms

An authentic recipe for the famous German schnitzel with mushroom sauce: Jägerschnitzel, Jaeger schnitzel, or Hunter schnitzel.
Course Beef, Pork and Lamb
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 775kcal
Author Adina


  • 4 pork schnitzel boneless pork chops
  • 2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-5 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs more if necessary
  • 1 lb mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 oz bacon small cubes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup single or double cream
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • a small bunch parsley
  • clarified butter or vegetable oil for frying
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • lemon slices to serve


Mushroom sauce:

  • Clean and cut the mushrooms in halves or quarters, depending on size.
  • Cook mushrooms: Heat the butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes or until they release their juices. Remove from the pan.
  • Cook: Heat the oil in the same pan and cook the bacon cubes and the chopped onion until the onions are soft and golden. Return the mushrooms to the pan, add the vegetable broth, cream, and thyme leaves.
  • Simmer: Add salt and pepper to taste, bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 -15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.


  • Tenderize meat: Dry the meat with kitchen paper. Pound between two sheets of plastic foil using a meat tenderizer or a heavy pan. The schnitzel should be about 6 mm/ ¼ inch thick after pounding.
  • Sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Breading station: Place the flour and the dry breadcrumbs in two separate, large plates. Beat the eggs lightly in a shallow, wide bowl.
  • Dip the meat pieces into the flour, coat on both sides, and shake off excess flour.
  • Bread meat: Dip them in the beaten eggs, coating on both sides, and then coat them with the breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs very lightly, shake off the excess and fry the schnitzel immediately.
  • Heat enough clarified butter or vegetable oil in a large pan. The schnitzel should be able to swim lightly in it. The oil or clarified butter should be hot but not smoking or anything.
  • Fry: Carefully place the schnitzel in the hot oil and fry them about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the coating is deep golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and place on paper kitchen towels to remove the excess fat. Serve immediately with the sauce.


Serving: 1schnitzel with sauce | Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 730mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g