Jägerschnitzel with Zesty Dijon Sauce

Jägerschnitzel with Zesty Dijon Sauce

Jägerschnitzel is a classic German dish featuring breaded and fried pork cutlets served with a rich mushroom sauce. The twist in this recipe is the addition of a zesty Dijon sauce that complements the traditional flavors perfectly.


  • 4 pork cutlets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


1. **Prepare the Pork Cutlets:**

  • Season the pork cutlets with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each cutlet first in flour, then in egg, and finally in breadcrumbs, ensuring an even coating.

2. **Fry the Cutlets:**

  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the breaded cutlets until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Remove the cutlets and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

3. **Make the Mushroom Sauce:**

  • In another pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they’re soft and lightly browned.
  • Pour in the beef broth and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and let the sauce thicken, which should take about 5 minutes.

4. **Prepare the Dijon Sauce:**

  • In a small bowl, mix the Dijon mustard and chopped parsley with a little bit of water to thin it out if necessary. Set aside.

5. **Assemble the Dish:**

  • Place the fried pork cutlets on serving plates.
  • Spoon the mushroom sauce generously over the cutlets.
  • Drizzle a bit of the zesty Dijon sauce on top for an extra kick.

Serving Suggestion: Serve this Jägerschnitzel with Zesty Dijon Sauce alongside mashed potatoes or spaetzle and a side of green vegetables for a complete meal.

Enjoy your delicious German-inspired meal with a fresh twist!