Israeli Schnitzels


Once you’ve eaten these crunchy schnitzels, you’ll want them every week!

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Schnitzels always remind me of skiing in Austria and Germany. It’s the typical dish you eat in the restaurants on the ski slope combined with wrinkled fries, ketchup and a slice of lemon. I never knew schnitzels are an appreciated dish in many counties, like for example Israel.

My love, Omri, introduced me to the Israeli schnitzels and taught me how to make them. In Israel schnitzels are mostly eaten on Fridays for a snack or lunch in a pita with hummus, lemon and fries. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Sometimes schnitzels are served in challah bread like a sandwich with matbucha, a delicious spicy red sauce made of tomato, paprika, oil, herbs and garlic. Now that’s something else you definitely want to try and will fall in love with immediate. I will share with you this recipe soon!

But first, let’s learn to make those schnitzels, simple as they are. You can either make them with chicken, veal or pork. We prefer them with chicken but it’s up to you. As long as the filets are flat, you can turn them into some delicious crunchy schnitzels.

Israeli Schnitzels

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 150 grams flour
  • 500 grams chicken breasts or filets (you can also use pork or veal)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • 150 grams breadcrumbs


  • Put thin sliced pieces of chicken in a bowl and squeeze 1 lemon above it. Marinate the chicken with the lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover the bowl and leave the lemon chicken in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  • Use 3 different bowls to cover the chicken in the flour and breadcrumbs. Use one bowl for the flour, one with a whisked egg and one with the breadcrumbs. Make sure you keep one hand dry. Take the chicken from the fridge and cover them piece by piece in 3 steps:* dip the chicken on both sides in the flour.* dip the chicken on both sides in the whisked egg.* dip the chicken on both sides in the breadcrumbs.* put the schnitzels on a plate.
    Preparation Schnitzels
  • Once all the schnitzels are ready to bake pour some vegetable oil in a baking pan and bring to a heat (middle heat). Bake them until golden brown on both sides.
    Baking Schnitzels
  • Serve the schnitzels with a sprinkle of lemon accompanied by pita, fries, rice or challah bread. Whatever you feel like today!
    Omri's Schnitzels
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Israeli
Keyword: Comfortfood, Meat

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