April 28, 2007

Chicken Fried Veal

I don't know what got into me last night but I spontaneously decided to chicken fry our veal cutlets. At least I think they were chicken fried. And I used a wok instead of a skillet. And the wok was treated instead of cast iron. Anyway.

I got home. Started heating up the oil. Mixed some spices into some flour. Cracked an egg. Dredged the cutlets through the egg and flour and then dropped everything into the boiling hot oil. I've never been good at frying. Last night's dish was acceptable but not great. It was more like veal cutlet tempura than chicken fried veal. Maybe olive oil isn't the best for deep frying.

Why would I do this at 11:00 at night? I don't know. I just don't know.


ICUPN said...

Peanut oil is the best for deep frying. I like the new picture, looks like you two have a good buzz going.

nothing happened will try again.

Walt said...

I love to cook, this is something I really enjoyed while I was in Germany.

Jägerschnitzel: I found 2 recipes.

Recipe for 4 persones (or two really hungry ones :lol: )

You need :

-4 Pork or vealsteaks about 1/2 pound each (Turkeybreast also works )
-about 1 pound mushrooms( it s your decision if you take just champignons or a mix.Frozen or canned mushrooms.....
- 1 Onion diced fine
- 1 cup cream
-3 cups gravy (take instantstuff)
-a dash of white wine(optional),salt n peppa to taste

Beat the steaks with a steakhammer or a frying pan till they are flat ( Put em in a freezerbag,so you don't mess up your kitchen)

Cut the mushrooms in slices or also just them in halfes,like you want,rinse canned mushrooms

Give a little shortening in a pan and fry the onion till they are soft,than add the mushrooms.Fry them till the water is gone wich comes out of the mushrooms

Add the wine,about half a cup,wait till its almost gone

Add the cream and the gravy,let it cook gently for about for 15 minutes

Season the meat with salt & pepper,and fry it in another pan

Do the "Schnitzel" on a plate and pour the mushroomsauce over it

Spaetzle,noodles,frenchfries are good with this

PS You can also bread the Schnitzel.....


(Hunter's Schnitzel)

Ingredients for meat

1 lb. Veal, or pork cutlets (about 1/2 in. thick)
1-2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Ingredients for gravy

2 oz. bacon (diced)
4 oz. onions (chopped)
8 oz. mushrooms (sliced)
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry wine
dash of thyme
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. parsley
2 tbsp. sour cream

Preparation of meat

Pound the cutlets and rub in the salt and pepper. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Dip the cutlets in beaten egg and in crumbs. Brown in a small amount of oil over a low
heat for about 10 minutes on each side.

Preparation of gravy

While the meat is browning, sauté the bacon and onions until golden brown. Add the tomato paste and mushrooms, and sauté over a low heat. Add the wine, water and
seasonings; let simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the sour cream. Pour over Schnitzel.