Jägerschnitzel for #SundaySupper

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Retro Recipes.  I was reminded a couple weeks ago about one of my favorite restaurants when I made some German Lentil Soup from Portland Oregon’s Der Rheinlander. The soup was great, but it was missing something. Something I loved to eat as a child – Jägerschnitzel.  It was one of the few ways I would eat mushrooms, the other being on supreme pizza.

Jägerschnitzel is basically a bacon mushroom cream sauce on a wiener-schnitzel  I had the recipe for Der Rheinlander’s basic schnitzel.  All I needed was some inspiration for a mushroom cream sauce.  I found a few on the web, but had an amazing mushroom cream sauce I’ve made many times before. Add some bacon and onions and I would be whisked back to the early 1980s eating a Jägerschnitzel in Portland.

I may have the oldest of the retro recipes in this week’s Sunday Supper event.  Both the Austrians and Italians claim to have invented the wiener-schnitzel. The Italians claim the dish was made in 1134 at a banquet for the canon of Milan’s St. Ambrogio Cathedral.

Now that’s retro.

Serves 4

4 veal scallopini, pounded thin
2 whole eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon milk
1 lemon, juice
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
flour, to coat
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon cut into wedges

Mushroom Cream Sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup cremini mushrooms, diced and quartered
1 tablespoon cream sherry
1 slice bacon, small diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 shallot, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons butter
small bunch parsley

For the schnitzel, wrap veal cutlets in cellophane and pound with a mallet. Heat a saute pan on medium-high heat with oil and butter.

Rub some lemon juice over the veal and then dredge the veal in flour.  A simple way to do this is to use a gallon ziplock bag and place about a 1/2 cup flour in the bag and shake the bag to coat the veal.  Remove veal from bag and now with the egg and milk mixed together in small bowl, coat the flour dredged veal in the egg and shake so it is not dripping egg and coat with bread crumbs.

Add the bread crumb coated veal to the saute pan and cook on each side until the bread crumbs are nicely browned, not burned, about 3-4 minutes each side.  Remove the cooked veal from the saute pan and place on a plate.

Now to make the sauce, add the bacon and cook for about 2-3 minutes.  Add the mushrooms, onions, shallot, and thyme and cook for about 2 minutes then deglaze the pan with the cream sherry. Once the sherry has cooked off, about 1 minute, add the heavy cream and butter. Add the parsley and reduce heat to a simmer and place the cooked breaded veal back in the pan.

After letting flavors combine for a couple minutes, serve with spätzle and some vegetables.


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  • http://www.masalaherb.com/ Helene Dsouza

    I love jägerschnitzel, its an authentic recipe from my region in Austria.
    You know that Wiener means “from Vienna” right?

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Yes I am aware. I found the history lesson about the Italians trying to take credit from wikipedia, which of course is always right. ;)

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  • http://twitter.com/JenatPBandP PB and Peppers

    I have never seen a dish like this, it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Thanks. Hope you try it out.

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  • http://twitter.com/JuanitasCocina Juanita’s Cocina

    I could put that sauce on everything.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It could easily work for chicken, pork or steaks.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sherron.n.watson Sherron Nagle Watson

    I grew up in Portland and visited that restaurant a lot. It was a family favorite. Love your recipe and anything with mushroom and bacon together, is a win-win situation in my book. YUM

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Apparently it’s a family favorite for a lot of families. My recipe is a bit different, especially with the use of the cream sherry. If you want something closer to the original, remove the sherry and up the mushroom content by another 1/2 cup to get a really rich mushroomy flavor.

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  • http://twitter.com/SheLikesRuffles Katie C

    I’ve never had this before – sounds really interesting!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      That’s the best thing about #SundaySupper, we all learn about all kinds of new dishes. Especially this crazy retro week.

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  • http://yummysmells.blogspot.com/ Sarah R

    Never had this! Is it sad that when I read the title all I could think of was
    Jägermeister? What can I say, my sister’s in college!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It makes sense. For a long time, I thought it was made with Jaegermeister.

  • Tara

    Schnitzel brings me way back when we would go out for dinner. My mother would never have attempted anything like this because your sauce in not out of a can. It wasn’t her forte but gardening was! Love this meal!!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      I’m not much of a gardener. So your mom and I are even. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/LovelyPantry Lyn

    I’m all over this recipe. So easy. So flavourful. This retro dish is making a comeback!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It is incredibly easy. I made it after flying back from Phoenix and had it on my plate in about 20 minutes, including prep.

  • http://twitter.com/Dinnersdishes Dinnersdishesdessert

    We never had this growing up, but it sounds amazing!! I love all the mushrooms and the sauce, it sounds delicious!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Any sauce with mushrooms, cream, and bacon is a cannot lost. Hope you get a chance to make it some sunday too.

  • http://twitter.com/HezziD Hezzi-Ds Books&Cooks

    I’ve never heard of this but looking at the ingredients it sounds delicious!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Thanks. It’s a fairly typical dish at a German restaurant.

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  • http://twitter.com/NicoleHCook Nicole Humphrey Cook

    Oh wow…this looks SO good! I have never had this before but it’s happening, it’s definitely happening.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It’s so quick and easy. I forgot how simple this is it could easily be made on a busy weekday after work.

  • http://twitter.com/MooshuJenne Jenne Kopalek

    Czech’s eat something similar. I wish we could get veal here in the market cause I would cook it more often. This looks very delectable by the way!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      I rarely make anything with veal as my wife won’t eat it. I sometimes go with it anyway and make her something entirely different. I’m sure the Czech version is pretty good too.

  • http://twitter.com/familyfoodie Isabel Foodie

    Can I tell you… My boys will go crazy for this dish! Totally inspired to try it! Looks amazing.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      I wish I could get my boys to eat it.

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  • http://TheFoodieArmyWife.com/ Conni

    Beautiful! We absolutely LOVE schnitzel in our home.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Sadly I’m the only one who loves it in my home. Bonus: More for me.

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Can´t go wrong with mushrooms and bacon over meat! This is a feast for me, love it!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Words to live by.

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  • http://twitter.com/FoodieStuntman Foodie Stuntman

    I’m not that familiar with Schnitzel but this dish makes me want to get to know it.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      The best schnitzel I’ve had is from Wolfgang Puck at his Beverly Hills location – Spago. It was perfection. Nothing fancy. Just simple, great ingredients.

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  • http://www.girlichef.com Heather @girlichef.com

    This looks amazing! I love any sort of schnitzel, but for some reason, I’ve never heard of Jägerschnitzel! Ummm…I’ll admit it…I couldn’t wait to see the Jäger in the recipe… ;P

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It’s not that common though some German restaurants do serve it. Sorry no Jager in it though I’m sure you can add some at your own recipe’s risk.

  • http://twitter.com/Beatepdx beate weiss-krull

    I grew up with Jaegerschnitzel and now live very close to the Rheinlaender in PDX. There is also Ziegeunerschnitzel which is with a paprika sauce and usually with pork Schnitzel (panierte Schnitzel).
    Your Jaegerschnitzel looks fantastic! ~ Bea @ Galactosemia in PDX

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Thanks Bea. I’m a lot closer to Rheinlaender now that I’m in LA instead of Dallas. Road trip!

      • http://twitter.com/Beatepdx beate weiss-krull

        Nice :) We are at Mt Tabor in SE so let me know when you make the trip up I-5!

  • homecookingmemories

    This looks like total comfort food to me! YUM!

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      It’s definitely that.

  • Nancy

    Bacon – yum! Mushrooms – yum! Weiner schnitzel – awww yeah! This dish looks incredibly delicious. Definitely a recipe I need to tackle.

  • http://twitter.com/reneedobbs Renee Dobbs

    Loving the German recipe share! It’s bringing back lots of memories for me.

  • http://twitter.com/InTheKitchenKP Karen Hartzell

    YUM! I love any schnitzel! Looks delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/seetfei Faye Leong

    This look so creamy and delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/wallet_appetite Laura Hunter

    Oh wow my mouth is watering with this one. That sauce alone would be enough to make me lick my plate

  • http://twitter.com/marocmama Amanda

    If I close my eyes and wish enough maybe this would show up in front of me…..Nope didn’t work. Will be trying your recipe very soon!

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