Ready to sink your teeth into some serious schnitzel? Look no further! I've scoured the streets of Germany to bring you the most mouthwatering schnitzel recipes around.
Whether you're a fan of the classic Wiener Schnitzel, the rich and flavorful jagerschnitzel, zigeuner schnitzel or the lesser-known but equally delicious Hollstein style, we've got you covered. These dishes are guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning palate and leave you craving seconds.
Experience the flavors of Germany with these delectable schnitzel creations.
If you are a culinary connoisseur with a passion for traditional German fare, don´t miss this selection of the most highly-regarded types of schnitzel.
I've rounded up the 15 most popular schnitzel recipes for you to savor. The possibilities are mouthwatering - time to get schnitzeling!
- Top 1 – Wiener Schnitzel – Wienerschnitzel
- Top 2 – Breaded Schnitzel – Paniertes Schnitzel
- Top 3 – Unbreaded Schnitzel – Schnitzel Natur
- Top 4 – Jager Schnitzel – Jägerschnitzel
- Top 5 – Schnitzel With Cream Gravy – Rahmschnitzel
- Top 6 – Gypsy Schnitzel – Zigeunerschnitzel
- Top 7 – Schnitzel Sandwich
- Top 8 – Bierschnitzel – Tender Schnitzel Baked in Beer With Cheese Topping
- Top 9 – Frankfurt Schnitzel With Green Sauce
- Top 10 – Zwiebelschnitzel - Baked Chicken Schnitzel with Onion Gravy
- Top 11 – Pork Schnitzel Cordon Bleu
- Top 12 – Bavarian Schnitzel Munich Style
- Top 13 – Schnitzel Strips in Mustard Sauce
- Top 14 – Holstein Schnitzel
- Top 15 – Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel With Low Carb Breading
Schnitzel is the ultimate comfort food - who doesn't love a crispy, golden-brown piece of breaded meat? And in Germany, the land of schnitzel, there are endless variations to try. But let´s start with a schnitzel that is super popular in Germany but origins in Austria - the vienna schnitzel.
Top 1 – Wiener Schnitzel – Wienerschnitzel
One of the most famous schnitzel is the Wienerschnitzel. The name Wiener Schnitzel is protected and must be made from veal. The slice of veal is pounded very thinly, breaded and fried in a generous amount of lard.
Top 2 – Breaded Schnitzel – Paniertes Schnitzel
Another famous schnitzel is the German schnitzel which is the one you will most likely eat if someone serves you a German schnitzel. It is usually made from pork and you will find variations with all kinds of different meat and even vegan versions with tofu or vegetables as the meat substitute.
Top 3 – Unbreaded Schnitzel – Schnitzel Natur
The so-called Schnitzel Natur is a simple unbreaded schnitzel usually made from pork but it is very popular also from turkey, chicken, veal, beef or even venison. It is especially popular for health-conscious people or people who want to lose weight.
Top 4 – Jager Schnitzel – Jägerschnitzel
Jägerschnitzel is topped with a creamy or brown mushroom sauce and is served with a breaded or unbreaded schnitzel in Germany. In the East German Jägerschnitzel is different to the popular known version. The East German jager schnitzel consists of a breaded slice of Jagdwurst (chasseur sausage) which is served with noodles and aromatic tomato sauce.
Top 5 – Schnitzel With Cream Gravy – Rahmschnitzel
The Rahmschnitzel is smothered with a creamy, tasty sauce and can also be served like the Jägerschnitzel on a breaded or unbreaded schnitzel.
Top 6 – Gypsy Schnitzel – Zigeunerschnitzel
A Zigeunerschnitzel or also called Paprikaschnitzel (bell pepper schnitzel) has a flavorful, tangy topping with roasted onions and bell peppers.
Top 7 – Schnitzel Sandwich
One of the most favorite snacks on the go in Germany are Schnitzelbrötchen aka schnitzel sandwich. A breaded schnitzel is served on a crispy German roll with mayo, mustard and ketchup and some lettuce leaves and or some slices of pickles.
Top 8 – Bierschnitzel – Tender Schnitzel Baked in Beer With Cheese Topping
If you are a beer and cheese lover, the Bierschnitzel will make you fall in love with this recipe. This delicious schnitzel casserole is ideal for your next Oktoberfest party. Tender, not breaded, schnitzels are covered in a delicious beer sauce, then topped with cheese and baked in the oven. The dish comes together quickly and tastes fantastic.
Top 9 – Frankfurt Schnitzel With Green Sauce
Frankfurter Sauce is a traditional German herb sauce that is typically served with potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. However, because the flavorful sauce is so popular, it is often served alongside other dishes. The Frankfurter Schnitzel, which is mentioned here, is also rather popular.
Top 10 – Zwiebelschnitzel - Baked Chicken Schnitzel with Onion Gravy
Zwiebelschnitzel is a kind of schnitzel casserole dish and another lesser-known German schnitzel delicacy. The schnitzels for this dish are not breaded; instead, they are browned in a pan for a few minutes. They are then baked in a baking dish with an onion, cream, and wine sauce and a cheese topping.
Top 11 – Pork Schnitzel Cordon Bleu
The veal cordon bleu is a famous French dish. The German version of this dish is typically made with pork schnitzel that has been stuffed with ham and cheese, breaded, and deep-fried. It's usually served with fries and lemon wedges.
Top 12 – Bavarian Schnitzel Munich Style
Munich Schnitzel, also known as Bavarian Schnitzel, is a relatively unknown but delicious German Schnitzel variation. Before breading, the Schnitzel is coated with sweet mustard on one side and horseradish on the other. This adds a unique flavor and aroma to the schnitzel.
Top 13 – Schnitzel Strips in Mustard Sauce
This delectable cutlet recipe can also be made with pork loin. The fine schnitzel strips are seared to perfection and served with a delicate mustard sauce. A quick and simple recipe that tastes gourmet but requires minimal effort and ingredients.
Top 14 – Holstein Schnitzel
Schnitzel Holstein style is a unique veal schnitzel recipe from the North of Germany that requires little effort and yields a lot of flavor! The old recipe has a few small variations depending on the region of Germany. However, fried eggs and fish are always present and complement the meat perfectly.
The Holstein Schnitzel is traditionally served with fried potatoes, beets, and gherkins, and sometimes with green beans.
Top 15 – Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel With Low Carb Breading
Air fryers are an excellent way to cook chicken schnitzel strips. This low carb breading is all the rage in Germany right now, making these breaded chicken schnitzel strips a quick, easy, and healthy dish. They cook in minutes and are crispy and delicious.