Pork (Pop)Schnitzel

We used to go to a German restaurant every year for Christmas, and year after year I would order the weinerschnitzel. There were plenty of other delicious options on the menu, but it was always the schnitzel for me. I love it!

Unfortunately we stopped this tradition a few years ago, and I haven’t had a good schnitzel since. I was thinking about it the other day, and I decided to make some pork schnitzel. Then, I decided to go with the “let’s bread things in popchips” trend that Mo started, and that I keep seeing all over blogs. This was REALLY good and super easy to make. I kept calories down by breading just one side, which was perfectly fine. Honestly, I think breading both sides would have been too much. I served these with mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Note: the lemon in this really makes a difference. My husband tried to skip it, because he thought I was just being crazy lemon-lady again. But he admitted that it really needs it. It doesn’t make it taste like lemon at all, but it adds an acidity that the dish really needs.

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 bag original flavor popchips, crushed (or breadcrumbs if you’d rather)
  • 1/4 cup higher smoke point oil (like grapeseed)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Pound out your pork chops until they are about 1/4″ thick.  Put your flour, egg, and chips into three separate dishes. Dredge pork in flour, shaking of excess. Then dredge in egg, and press one side into the chips to coat. In a medium, straight-sided skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Oil is ready with a drop of water bounces off. Fry schnitzels one at a time, about 2 minutes on each side. Set on paper towels to soak up extra oil. Squeeze lemon all over breaded side, and serve with a lemon wedge.  Serves 4.


  1. I LOVE SCHNITZEL – I just got back from Germany a few months ago and I ordered it literally for every meal! So delicious!

  2. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    This pork schnitzel sounds excellent – fun crust with popchips!

  3. I have yet to try a good schnitzel. Looks tasty! =)

  4. I love pork schintzel!

  5. Yum! Great use of Popchips!!!!!

  6. Oh wow, smart idea with the popchips!!! Totally love this!

  7. This sounds fantastic with the popchips. I hope I can find them here and I love the lemon!

  8. yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! I’m also one of those no-citrus with non-citrus food people, but I agree – for some dishes the zing is necessary. I feel like I can taste the crunchiness from here!

  9. that looks so TASTY! the only german food I’ve ever tried is saukraut and bratswurst. I’d love to give this a try, too! and using POpchips? so creative!

  10. The popchip coating has gone viral!
    Its an excellent topper! You should totally share this recipe with the Pop people! they will love it. But Im biased I love my pop chicken! nom!
    Pop nuggets are coming soon!
    Oh and i have never had schnitzel. It looks yummy!

  11. Yes, it was the banana quaker bar. I have a whole nother box that is unopened. Thank god, cause they’re amazing! :)

  12. What a creative schnitzel! I have to find some of these pop chips!

  13. Natasha, CG, Karen, Sophia,and Sharon- thanks! the creativity points really go to Mo on this one though- I wouldn’t have thought to use the chips as breading on my own
    Gaby- I’m jealous of your trip!
    Jenn, Reeni, Mo and Selba- thanks!
    Albany Jane- the lemon really is necessary here. As much as I love lemon, i really don’t squeeze it all over anything. The lemon in this can be thought of as part of the recipe.
    Taylor- I agree- they’re so good! I went through 2 boxes oof the raspberry before I diiscovered the banana… and I wish I found them sooner!

  14. How gorgeous! I am with you–gotta have lemon!

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