Easy Turkey Schnitzel

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 01, 2022
Our family lived in Europe for 11 years and this was by far our two sons' all-time favorite recipe. Typically in Germany and Austria, schnitzel is served with french fries and lemon wedges for squeezing onto the breaded cutlets. In Europe I used veal, but now that we are back home, I find that turkey slices are a fine substitute. —Sue Jurack, Mequon, Wisconsin


  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 pound turkey slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Place the milk, flour, eggs and bread crumbs in 4 separate shallow bowls. Dip turkey slices into milk, then coat with flour. Dip into eggs and coat with bread crumbs. Place on waxed paper; let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat in butter and oil for 2 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
TEST KITCHEN TIP Letting the breaded cutlets stand for 5-10 minutes helps the coating stay on during cooking.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 pound: 424 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.