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Parmesan & Buttermilk Pork Schnitzels

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 30 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 4 x pork leg steaks
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 40g butter
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Potato salad

  • 750g baby chat potatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 gherkins, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons whole egg mayonnaise


  1. 1.
    To make potato salad, place potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil.
  2. 2.
    Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until just tender. Drain, rinse under cold water and set aside to cool. Place potatoes into a bowl. Add onion, gherkins, dill and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined. Cover and chill.
  3. 3.
    Place pork steaks between sheets of baking paper and using a meat mallet, pound until 1cm thick.
  4. 4.
    Place flour onto a plate and season with salt and pepper. Lightly whisk buttermilk and eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan and parsley in a shallow bowl. Dust each piece of pork with flour, dip into egg and evenly coat in breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumb mixture into the pork. Place on a tray and chill for 15 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 20g butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. When butter has melted, and mixture is sizzling, add 2 schnitzels and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden and just cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Keep warm. Repeat using remaining oil, butter and schnitzels.
  6. 6.
    Serve schnitzels with potato salad and lemon wedges.