A fast and frugal take on a classic Austrian dish
Crispy treat based on the Austrian classic
The original plan for this improvised dish came about when I discovered a half empty box of cheese biscuits left over from the festive period that were going a bit soft and were unlikely to see anything other than the bin. But I hate any kind of food waste and remembered a great tip for using crushed crackers instead of fresh breadcrumbs to create a crispy coating for baked chicken. Which got me thinking…
I love schnitzel – crispy on the outside, nice and juicy on the inside. Traditionally from Austria ( Vienna most famously) and made from veal, this dish is equally appealing with chicken, pork leg steaks or pheasant. Here I am using turkey leg steaks which are very lean and therefore make me feel less guilty about frying them in crispy crumbs!!
They are delicious accompanied with some salad for a light supper or even in a fresh bread roll for lunch. To be honest, I’d eat these for breakfast if I could get away with it!!