Jägerschnitzel / Jaeger Schnitzel Recipe
(Cutlet w/ Mushroom Cream Sauce)

This Jaeger Schnitzel recipe is all about the delicious creamy mushroom gravy or sauce. Literary translated as “Hunter cutlet”, this variation adds the moist and rich flavor of a white wine cream sauce with mushrooms and onions.

The cutlet itself varies depending on where you order it. Sometimes it will be a veal Wiener Schnitzel with the gravy, and sometimes it will be a natural cutlet (no breading). This recipe uses floured cutlets, but feel free to substitute the Wiener Schnitzel recipe, if you prefer a breaded cutlet.

With the sauce already on hand, Spaetzle, Semmelknoedel, or Serviettenknoedel will make for an excellent side with your Jaeger Schnitzel.

For a simpler, if less traditional, preparation of the sauce, feel free to use a mushroom soup, mushroom pasta sauce, or mushroom gravy mix. Heh, we don't always have time to do everything from scratch. :)

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Standard Ingredients:

4 half-inch thick Veal or Pork Cutlets

1/2 cup Flour

6 (4+2) Tbsp of Vegetable Oil

1 lb of Brown Mushrooms

1 large White Onion

1/2 cup of Dry White Wine

1 1/2 cups of Sour Cream

Salt and Pepper to taste


Trim and clean cutlets
Pound cutlets to 1/4 t0 1/8 inch thickness
Cover pounded cutlets with plastic wrap and set aside

Peel and slice Onion into rings
Clean and slice or halve Mushrooms
Heat 2 Tbsp of Oil in a large skillet on medium heat
Sauté Mushrooms and Onions in skillet until Onions are golden brown
Add White Wine to skillet
Reduce heat to low
Stir Sour Cream into skillet mixture
Add Salt and Pepper to taste
Cover skillet and leave on low heat

Spread Flour on a dry plate or cutting board
Heat 4 Tbsp of oil in a large pan on high heat
Flour all cutlets on both sides
Fry cutlets until browned (2-3 minutes per side)
Salt lightly while frying
Place cooked cutlets in covered skillet to keep warm

Place one culet on each plate and top with cream sauce
Serve with Spaetzle

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Wine... what kind 
Often recipes will call for Dry White Wine, other will note, Red Wine. Since I do not drink, I have no idea what this means - nor what to do buy. Can …

Yum! Not rated yet
As a Bavarian-American, it's really difficult to convince any American that anything authentic "schnitzel" is NOT a hot dog in a prätzel bun from the fast …

not the same Not rated yet
I tried this last night and the sauce is nowhere near what it should be - not an authentic mushroom sauce at all. I was disappointed.

Bad!! Not rated yet
This is not what I was accustom to when I lived in Germany. The sauce was always brown and full of flavor. This sauce had no taste no matter how much salt …

Try it with moose Not rated yet
I love Jagerschnitzel, but I'm an Alaskan, so I don't do store bought meat much. I can tell you this is just, if not more, awesome with moose as the meat. …

This sounded more difficult than it actually was, so I had a free Saturday afternoon and tried it out. My husband had invited people to dinner, so I doubled …

lower fat version Not rated yet
use yoghurt instead of cream, then add white sauce thickener. lovely!

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