Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

A quick and easy weeknight dinner that will be your next comfort food favorite for cool weather eating! 
pork schnitzel with red cabbage

Easy Pork Schnitzel is a quick weeknight or family dinner recipe that can be eaten year round. This is a great meal to serve up to even your pickiest eaters! A very filling and meal that I like to serve topped with my Instant Pot Red Cabbage and Instant Pot Green Beans with Onions.

Instead of starting with a pork chop to pound out I use pork cube steaks to make this easier and quicker. Set up three bowls for dredging and coating. One with the flour mixture, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs. Preheat a medium fry pan. Dredge each pork cube steak in the flour mixture, then the eggs, and then the breadcrumbs. Melt butter in pan and add some olive oil for frying.

easy pork schnitzel

Fry on each side for about five minutes, and then flip to cook for five minutes on the other side. Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until when pressed the juices run clear. Turn down the heat a little if necessary for thicker cube steaks to prevent over-browning.

easy pork schnitzel

Once cooked serve the Easy Pork Schnitzel topped with red cabbage, and with mashed potatoes.

Serve immediately, and leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. If you love this then you'll really enjoy some brats and sauerkraut!

easy pork schnitzel


Easy Pork Schnitzel

pork schnitzel with red cabbage
A quick and easy weeknight dinner that will be your next comfort food favorite for cool weather eating! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Serving Size 4 servings


  • 4 pork cube steaks
  • ½ cup flour
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • 4 eggs well beaten
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs


  • Combine salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl with flour then mix well. 
  • Preheat a medium sized frying pan, and melt butter with olive oil for frying. About a tablespoon each. 
  • Dredge the cube steaks starting with the flour mixture, then eggs, and lastly the breadcrumbs. Fry two at a time in pan. 
  • Fry for five minutes on each side. Continue cooking for an additional 8-10 minutes, flipping every so often to avoid overbrowning. Cook until juices run clear, and the pork is no longer pink in the middle. 
  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week. 

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  1. Yes, please! I love pork schnitzel! It's a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest, but we like to make it year round as well. The red cabbage on top looks like the perfect accompaniment! I love schnitzel with spaetzle too. Such a great dinner idea for the whole family!

  2. I've made something similar using chicken and beef but never pork. I'm surprised because my Hubby is German and he's never mentioned his mom making it either. It looks scrumptious and I love how you added the red cabbage on top.

  3. Shnitzel is a favorite in our house. Your recipe looks so flavorful and easy. I can't wait to make this version for the kids.

  4. I'm supposed to go to an Oktoberfest party soon, and have no idea what to bring. This looks perfect! And so easy- I love it!!

  5. Looks delicious! I haven't had a schnitzel since I've been back from Germany a couple months back so I think it's time I had another one. The pork looks so crispy - definitely something I'd enjoy!

    1. Wow! It sounds like you had an exciting trip, and what an honor to have you say it might be on par with what you had on vacation! 🙂

  6. I absolutely adore schnitzel. That crispy breadcrumb coating and tender pork -- how can you go wrong? My Mom used to make schnitzel for us when I was young and it's been a 'coons age since I've had it. By the way that red cabbage looks like the perfect tangy accompaniment to your pork. Bet it would be delish over a bed of mashed potatoes.

    1. Thanks, and the red cabbage is absolutely delish over mashed potatoes! In fact, the kids are always begging for more!

  7. I have never made this .... what have I been waiting for? Looks so delicious, and we do love pork in our house. This would be a great family meal any night of the week. I would love to put it on a bun instead of a burger....yum!!

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