Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pork Schnitzel With Apple, Fennel And Radish Salad

It was meant to be dinner on my own; I decided on schnitzel with a salad then picked up some pork and salad leaves from the supermarket. Since one of the tummies decided to come home for dinner, I unearthed some fennel and apple from the fridge to make a more substantial salad to go with it instead. Chicken can be used of course; I normally would buy a whole chock and use the breasts and save the rest for another use, it is a lot more economical this way.
I know buying the ready crumbed schnitzel from the deli is a very easy and tempting option but it really only takes a few minutes to do it yourself, not to mention the end results!
P.S It is the height of summer here so I'm serving this with a salad, some roasted potatoes or fennel will be great for colder months.

serves 2
you'll need;
2 slices of pork cutlet, flatten and crumbed with the following
flour, mixed with lemon rind and chopped fennel fronds and salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
bread crumbs 

for the salad;
1 granny smith, cored and sliced thinly
1/2 fennel, sliced thinly
5 radish, sliced thinly
mixed salad leaves
tender radish leaves
some fennel top
handful of walnuts

for the dressing;
2 tbs of Greek yoghurt
2 tbs of red wine vinegar
3 tbs of walnut oil
1 tbs of English mustard
salt and pepper to taste
whisk everything well and dress the salad

Fry crumbed pork til golden and drain well.

Place drained schnitzel on a plate and enjoy with the crisp salad.


  1. Oh I always buy the ready crumbed schnitzel :( It looks really good with the yummy salad!

  2. Hi Lady, can see you have a Black belt in cooking, ha ha.
    The dishes look really delicious.
    There is nothing more appealing on this Earth than a beautiful wife, mother in the act of cooking for her loved ones.
    As the ingredients she uses are called, 'love'.

    You have a nice day, and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

  3. yummylicious...perfect salad too

  4. I have never attempted making my own schnitzel before, thanks for all the tips! Tried your crispy pork recipe last night, oh boy! it was good!
    Love the salad you served with this dish.

  5. I love the wonderful salad you made to go with the schnitzel, the dressing almost double as a sauce! Schnitzel for dinner? mmm

  6. Yasmin,
    Thanks! It is time perhaps to make your own :)

    Uncle Lee,
    Haha Uncle Lee, Thanks!

    Oh thank you :)

    love to eat,
    I only started making my own after realizing how much cheaper it it to do so :)

    Thank you! I hope you do too!

  7. Haha this must be your white food week! I must attempt to make my own too. Love that salad!!

  8. Schnitzel 我喜歡但一直以為會很難做,謝謝!

  9. This all looks wonderful!! I've never had pork scnitzel but it looks great!

  10. I order this very often but I must really try making it after seeing how simple it is! Also I like all the salad you served with your one dish meal!

  11. The pork scnitzel looks wonderful, crispy and delicious, and I love your pairing it with this lovely light salad!

  12. CW,
    Haha not really just too hot to go all the way to get Asian ingredients :)
    Please do!


    Thank you! You must try it soon!

    Haha really! It is so simple and economical to do it at home!

    5 Star Foodie,
    Oh thank you! The salad actually does make the dish a little special :)

  13. You make everything looks so simple and easy! I'll have to try this after my filo attempt :) Thank you!

  14. 好好吃噢!有餐馆的standard....I will not be updating my blog so often from now on till after CNY , wishing you and your family good health and great wealth :D

  15. I love schnitzels!!! altho i cant spell it lol...your complete dish looks so yummmm

  16. Your "simple" dinner looks like our very best effort! The salad looks perfect with schnitzel!

  17. I promised myself I wouldn't look at gorgeous food today... but... I just couldn't help mysel;f - It looks fab - and now I'm off for lunch!

  18. KL girl in MELB,
    Oh thank you! I am trying haha!

    Thank you very much! Are you busy preparing for CNY?
    Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year too!

    Haha at least you know how to enjoy it :) Thank you!

    Haha thanks for the compliments! It is very simple :)

    Eternally Distracted ,
    Haha you got distracted again :) Enjoy your lunch!

  19. This looks so much better than what I paid $15 for the other day! Must try!

  20. I sometimes order the Italian cousin of Schnitzel, Veal Milanese at my local Italian and it works well with, well you can guess what I'm gonna say, spaghetti ! I usually go for the spaghetti with olive oil, chilli and chilli. There's rarely any food that noodles don't go with !

  21. My host mom in Hungary makes very good Schnitzel too!

  22. Yumm... what a delicious meal! Next time, don't forget to invite me along.

  23. Look at that nice perfect crusted pork ...I'm drooling.

  24. Tricia,
    Haha $15 can get you 3 serves :)

    Mr noodles,
    Haha we eat quite a bit of spaghetti with chilli/anchovies/capers too :)

    I bet she makes a mean one!!

    My Little Space,
    Thank you! I'll sure to invite you next time :)

    haha thanks! you must make some then!

  25. I'm so bad at crumbing anything but I must really try this and the delicious curry katsu!

    Sophia xxx

  26. please , more recepies with apple !!

  27. looks great and love how your so flexible at feeding everyone at your place!!

  28. Looks almost too pretty to eat...Salad sounds delicious...I love anything with raw fennel in it.

  29. Fabulous meal! I have to try fennel in salad. Must be delicious. I love it in soup and fresh juice.

  30. Wow!!! that looks awesome..Its making me hungry..Yummy yumm!!!

  31. หมู รัก หมู! นี้ อร่อย มาก!

  32. Sophia darling,
    It is not that difficult :) Let me know if you do ;) xxx

    Caio Fernandes,
    Absolutely! So look out!

    Thanks! I just happened to have extra food so it was easy ;)

    Oh thank you! It is such a beautiful vegetable when eaten raw.

    Thank you! I love it in juice too!

    Haha thank you very much :)

    Haha! ขอบคุณ!!

  33. 3,I have not seen in the whole Web as much delicious recipes as yours. Accompanying with such fabulous photos!!. You're the best my friend!
    Betty xx

  34. I seriously love the last photo,what an inviting plate.u make me hungry.

  35. I got to find a way to get me some of this food.

  36. c'est excellent un plat complet pleins de saveurs j'adore
    bonne soirée

  37. You did it again! Another fabulous dish that I am so desperate for!

  38. Betty,
    Oh thank you so much for the compliments! :) There are still room for improvements I think haha!
    φιλιά xxx

    n33ma ,
    Thank you! Good to know there is another hungry tummy out there.

    Haha you just need to do some food shopping :)

    Fimère ,

    Thank you again for your encouragement! :)

  39. It looks fantastic! I like how there is a surprise every time you put up a new post. Come harvest some salad leaves and tomatoes over the weekend. Cheers buddy!

  40. Harriet from CarltonFebruary 4, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    You have done it again! Who says simple meals need to be dull?

  41. If Im eating alone I rarely bother making something so delicious. I want to hire a personal chef to prepare it for me! All your dishes look sooooooooooooooo good.

  42. fitzboy,
    Haha thanks buddy!
    Will do that thanks!

    Thanks! No it mustn't be dull :)

    Haha a personal chef would be great!
    Thank you :)


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