You will not be disappointed with this german schnitzel.
Pork is an American favorite, but it isn’t always the healthiest option. Making matters worse, many pork recipes are complicated and take forever to create. Instead of opting for the traditional pork recipe, you can make this German schnitzel in a slow cooker. It is healthy, simple, and one of the most delicious meals you will ever enjoy.
This slow cooker recipe puts a healthy spin on one of the least healthy cuisines in existence. German food is delicious, and rich, and filling, but it is often loaded with fat, nitrates, and a host of other unhealthy ingredients. Indulging on occasion might be fine, but if you love German food, you are going to want to make it a part of your weekly menu. This cleaned up version of schnitzel makes that possible. You can enjoy German schnitzel several times a month without ever worrying about a dish that is too fatty, too caloric, or too processed.
Slow cooker cooking is an easy solution to making healthy food when time is of the essence. We offer a variety of delicious slow cooker meals your family will love. Looking for a few new recipes to add to your collection? Try our Slow Cooker Eggplant, Potato, and Mushroom Curry or our Cheesy Spaghetti with Turkey Sausage.
German Schnitzel, Slow Cooker Style
- 2 butterfly pork chops 1 inch thick
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat crumbs crunchy, (try Ian's Panko whole wheat breadcrumbs)
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika regular paprika will work
- Trim any visible fat from chops and slice each down the center, lengthwise on the seam. Pound the chops until thin. In a medium bowl combine crunchy bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon paprika...set aside.
- Whisk together egg, buttermilk, salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Add pork chop to egg mixture, cover, place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour.
- Spread bread crumbs on a cookie sheet. Remove chops from egg mixture, allow excess to drip off, add to bread crumbs and thoroughly coat both sides. Lightly spray the bottom and lower sides of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Also, lightly spray both sides of pork chops with cooking spray.
- If a rack is available, place in the slow cooker and arrange chops on top, or place directly in the slow cooker if a rack isn't available. Cover, cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours on low, or until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. There is no need to turn Schnitzel during cooking time.
Have you made this recipe?
Tag @skinnyms on Instagram or hashtag it #skinnyms
Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest from Skinny Ms… Be sure to subscribe to our daily eNewsletter. Also, like our Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest for tasty recipes, clean eating tips, and healthy lifestyle resources.
For more delicious and nutritious recipes from Skinny Ms., check out our Skinny Ms. Recipe Collection of 101 Fan Favorites.
Do you have a favorite Skinny Ms. recipe? We’d love to hear about it. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.