Pork Chop Dinner Recipe

Pork Chop Dinner

This traditional German pork chop dinner recipe, aka Panierte Schnitzel,  is one of our favorite "30 minute meal recipes" at our house. Why? First, because it tastes so-o-o good. Second, because the breaded pork chop recipe I use for this is similar to Schnitzel. And, Germans LOVE Schnitzel!

"This 30 minute meal is one of my favourites to prepare when I need something special and don't have much time!"



  • Start with the breaded pork chops (clicking opens new window). When choosing the pork chops (one per person), try to get chops that are less than 1 inch. That way they'll be sure to cook in under 20 minutes.
  • I try to use seasoned bread crumbs. That saves another step in the process.
  • Also, fill a kettle with water and bring to boil. This will be used for the potatoes.


  • Once the chops are browning, it's time to start the potatoes. Use new potatoes so that you don't need to peel them. Use one medium-sized potato per person.
  • Scrub the potatoes thoroughly. Cut into chunks, put into a medium-sized pot, and cover with the boiling water. (Refill kettle with water and bring to boil. This is for the vegetables.)
  • Add about 1/2 tsp. salt to the potatoes. Bring to boil, cover, and simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, until they test tender when pierced with a knife.
  • Drain.


  • While the potatoes are cooking, remember to check the pork chops and turn them over to brown.
  • It's time to prepare the vegetables. You can use canned or jarred red cabbage. Check out the Hints section of this recipe (opens new window).
  • Or you can use frozen vegetables. Check the package for the amounts to use. Put them into a medium-sized pot, barely cover with boiling water.
  • Add salt as per package instructions. Cover and gently simmer until tender. Most vegetables take about 4-6 minutes. (Check instructions on bag.)
  • Drain when done.

To Serve:

  • Serve each person one pork chop, some potatoes, and some vegetables.
  • Pour about 1 tbsp. of the oil/butter mixture that is left in the pan from the chops, over the potatoes if desired.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.

That's it! A delicious 30 minutes dinner recipe. Enjoy!

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