Shnitzel is quick, easy and filling. I love bringing these to picnics because they taste so good cold. The Japanese Panko bread crumbs add a crispier texture than regular bread crumbs.
About 4- 6 pieces of thin boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/2 a cup of flour
1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs, coarser than regular bread crumbs)
oil for frying
1. Mix two eggs with two tablepoons of water.
2. Set up work station in this order:
1 plate with chicken, 1 plate with flour, 1 plate with egg, 1 plate with bread crumbs.
3. Add salt and pepper to flour.
4. Heat a tiny bit of oil in non-stick pan. (You can deep- fry if you prefer)
5. When the oil is hot, dip chicken in flour, shake off excess, dip in egg, dip in bread crumbs (make sure to coat both sides)
6. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side.
You can just keep adding more ingredients as needed. No need for exact measurements. I prefer them thick but my husband likes them thinner. To make them thinner, pound the chicken with the back of a glass before you start the dipping process.