Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

Pork fillet, or tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork and makes delicious pork schnitzels. This recipe uses minimal oil by oven baking the schnitzels but if desired you can also pan fry these tender fillet schnitzels.

The pork fillet makes a surprising number of fillet escalopes that can be breaded and baked. If you don’t need them all, the pre-prepared fillets can also be frozen between layers of baking paper ready to bake at any time.

Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

Ingredients:

  • I pork fillet (tenderloin), trimmed of the silvery connective tissues that surround it
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a tablspoon of milk
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Plain flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • McCormick’s Chicken Seasoning
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray
  • Sprig of fresh Rosemary, finely cut

Method:

  1. Pre heat oven to 180ºC Fan Forced
  2. Trim the pork fillet of the silvery connective tissueIMG_20200131_100104-Pork fillet trimmed
  3. Cut the fillet acrosswise into 2.5cm slicesIMG_20200131_100232-Pork fillet cut into pieces
  4. Place the slices between two sheets of baking paper and using the flat side of a meat mallet flatten the pieces to thin escalopesIMG_20200131_100421-Pork fillet flattened
  5. Place each fillet slice on a large dishIMG_20200131_101304-Pork fillet escalopes
  6. Dredge each piece in plain flour, shaking off the excess and dip into seasoned, lightly beaten egg and milk that has been seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepperIMG_20200131_102640-Pork fillets and schnitzel ingredients
  7. Press the fillet pieces in bread crumbs, covering each side wellIMG_20200131_104138-Pork fillet schnitzels breaded.jpg
  8. Set aside in the refridgerator for 1/2 hour
  9. When ready to use, place the slices of fillet schnitzel on a baking tray lined with baking paper
  10. Spray each side with Extra virgin Olive Oil Spray and season with Chicken Seasoning or your own favourite seasoning and finely cut fresh rosemary
  11. Place the tray into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes on each side or until well browned
  12. Serve with baked potato wedges and a green garden salad IMG_20200131_111652-Pork fillet schnitzels4
  13. These delicious pork fillet schitzels are also perfect in a sandwich with your favourite crusty sourdough bread, with mustard, or mayonnaise, lettuce or caramalised onion or just on its own.Pork Fillet Schnitzel-oven baked and bread-2020-02-14

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