Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Turkey Schnitzel

see, doesn't it look better on white?!
I was in the checkout line at Trader Joe's today and the gentleman next to me was telling the clerk that he only came in for one thing but left with a basket full of God knows what... I immediately replied and told him that Target is the exact same way. But then I began to think; to me, Crate & Barrel and Sur La Table are equally, if not more, dangerous. On Sunday, my mom needed plain white dinner plates. Well, after about 30 minutes in Crate & Barrel, we left with 8 dinner plates, 8 restaurant pasta bowls, 3 large serving bowls, and 4 ice cream dishes. In my personal opinion, everything looks better served on white so it just gave me more ammo to cook a great Sunday night dinner. On the menu was turkey schnitzel and spaghetti. What's different about schnitzel versus milanese is that milanese adds parmesan to the crust while schnitzel is simply bread crumbs and seasonings (it's Kosher, generally). You can certainly add a little bit of parmesan for extra flavor. Either way, it's fried and delicious. 

What you'll need:
6 slices turkey breasts
1 cup panko bread crumbs (they fry much better and are super crunchy)
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp. herbs de Provence 
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
vegetable oil (for frying)

1. Set up a dredging station: one bowl flour, one bowl eggs (whisked!), last bowl salt, pepper, herbs de Provence, bread crumbs, and panko. Dip your turkey in the flour, shake off excess, then eggs, and finally bread crumbs. 
2. Heat the oil in the pan on medium-high heat and fry the turkey until golden brown on both sides (about 2 minutes). Lay on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve over your favorite pasta, along with some garlic bread.

enjoy :)

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