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Perfect Fall Dinner: Turkey Schnitzel with Fried Eggs & Red Cabbage

One of our favorite family restaurants is a small German restaurant on the outskirts of my hometown.  Our family has been going there for years and they quite possibly have the best German food I’ve ever had.

Turkey Schnitzel with Fried Eggs & Red Cabbage//Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

One of my favorite dishes is their schnitzel and red cabbage.  Traditionally made with veal, they also make a version with turkey and that happens to be my favorite.

To me, it’s the perfect fall meal.  Warm and homey.

The best accompaniment to the crunchy schnitzel is braised red cabbage.  It’s tangy and a little sweet.  My favorite recipe is from Rachel Ray.

To make the schnitzel even more decadent, you can serve it à la Holstein (with a fried egg on the top).

We now live about 35 minutes from this restaurant so when I have a craving and am in a pinch, here’s how I cope.

Turkey Schnitzel with Fried Eggs & Red Cabbage//Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

Turkey Schnitzel à la Holstein

Serves 2


  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. all purpose seasoning (or salt & pepper)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 turkey cutlets
  • Canola oil
  • 2 eggs


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1/4" oil over medium heat.
  2. Set out three plates or shallow dishes for breading.
  3. In the first, mix the flour and all purpose seasoning.
  4. In the second, beat the egg and mustard together.
  5. In the third, spread out the panko breadcrumbs.
  6. First dredge the cutlets in the seasoned flour, then the egg, and finally the panko.
  7. Fry the cutlets 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  8. Remove the cutlets and drain on paper towels. Fry eggs in the hot oil.
  9. Serve the schnitzel with a fried egg on top.

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  1. I think I was just looking at those same placemats today. Did you buy them at IKEA? After years of trekking to Schaumburg, I love having one much closer now (unfortunately the Sunrise store is a lot smaller).

    • I think I did get them at IKEA but it was YEARS ago! Planning another trip down there is weekend…taking the smaller car though because that place is TROUBLE 😉

  2. I love old fashioned German food! I had pork schnitzel with red cabbage and spaetzles Thursday night on our way up to Door County (at Gibs on the Lake, south of Kewaunee). I bought a half pig for the freezer, so I may have to try your recipe with pork.

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