By Alia Al-Chalabi

When I’m at school, I love preparing for food that reminds me of home. One of my favorite things to make is a schnitzel recipe that my mom used to make for me as an after school treat. 

Schnitzel sounds fancy, but it’s super easy to make… and it’s delicious. For this perfect schnitzel recipe, I used veal. In Germany and Austria, this is the traditional method (also known as the “wiener schnitzel”), but I should mention that in other countries, some people do use pork or chicken instead. So, feel free to modify the recipe if necessary.


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 pieces of veal
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 3 wide rimmed bowls
  • 1 large plate
  • 1 frying pan 


First, place the four pieces of veal on a plate. Fill one bowl with flour and a dash of salt and pepper, two eggs in the second bowl and cornmeal in the third. Taking your veal off the plate, dip each piece in each bowl one by one until the meat is completely covered. Consider this your veal assembly line. 

Then, in a heated pan, place three to four tablespoons of olive oil with one to two tablespoons of butter. Cook each piece of veal on both sides, but do not turn them over until completely crisped. Otherwise, the crust will come off.

Enjoy this traditional, simple and tasty dish that’s sure to impress.