Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chicken Schnitzel - Milanesa de pollo

A classic little meal for me consists of mum's delicious chicken schnitzel, potato croquettes and a delicious fresh salad... having faced many a sad schnitzel in my life I thought I'd share the full proof recipe with that secret pinch of nutmeg which takes it from bland to delicious!

Dad hands me one milanesa for lunch!
I do have to share the Argentine version of the schnitzel in the photo on the right!  That's one portion!!! But ohhhhhhh so delicious - they also make pizzaneza - (playing on the word milanesa - which is schnitzel in spanish) where they top the schnitzel with tomato sauce, olives and cheese...a schintzel pizza!

You can watch this recipe on Cocina de Mama's YouTube channel.

Chicken Schnitzel

  • Breadcrumbs (as needed)
  • Chicken breast (depending how many you want to make)
  • 3 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • Canola Oil (as needed)

Pour the breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl and set aside.

Mix the eggs, nutmeg and salt into a bowl.

Cut the chicken breast into thin slices.  I also like to cut them in half to make some smaller pieces for those people who don't want to eat a whole piece or want to eat a little extra!

Dip the cut pieces of schnitzel into the egg and then dip into the breadcrumb mixture.  Repeat.  Set aside for frying.

Once you have coated all the chicken pieces, heat up the oil and fry the schnitzel until it is golden brown. Place on a plate with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.

If you have any left over breadcrumbs and egg - I like to mix them together and add some corn kernels and salt and make little corn balls!

They are wonderful to eat warm or as left overs in a delicious panini with eggplant and cheese.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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