Pork Schnitzel or Fried Pork Tenderloin

 In Germany it's Pork Schnitzel. In Indiana it's Pork Tenderloin aka Tenderloin Sandwich. Whatever you call it, it's pretty darn delicious and simple to prepare. Here's how:


  • Thinly Sliced Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 Cups of Pork Panko (aka pork rind crumbs aka pork rind breadcrumbs aka pork rind crumbs)
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil 


  • Using a meat mallet, pound the pork chops to 1/4" thickness

  • Break eggs into a shallow bowl large enough to dip the resulting pork 
  • Pour Pork Panko into a separate bowl for dredging

  • Lightly coat the bottom of a large skillet with vegetable oil
  • Heat the skillet at medium heat
  • Dredge one piece of pork into the bowl of eggs
  • Dredge the piece of pork through the bowl of panko ensuring to lightly coat each side
  • Place the piece of breaded pork into the skillet for frying

  • Repeat for each piece of pork
  • Fry each piece of pork approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until a golden brown
  • Drain each piece of fried pork on a paper towel until all meat is done cooking