Viennese-Style Quebec Grain-Fed Veal Cutlets

Type of cut: cutlets

Yield: 2 cutlets

Degree of difficulty: easy

Cooking method: stir frying and sautéing

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Viennese-style veal cutlet, also called Wiener Schnitzel in German, is one of the great classics. It is the traditional meal in Vienna, Austria. However, only veal has the right to use this name. When another meat is used, the name changes to differentiate it for the original dish. It is generally served with sauerkraut and a vinegary potato salad.

The origin of this dish has been the subject of numerous discussions. One  theory is that it was imported in the middle of the 1880’s by a marshal who had spent part of his life in Milan. However, traces of the Wiener Schnitzel have been found in a Prague recipe book dating back earlier than this and the origin could come from a Jewish community living there.



  • 2 Quebec Grain-Fed Veal cutlets, 115 g (4 oz) each
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) flour
  • 1 beaten egg with 15 ml (1 tbsp) milk
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) breadcrumbs
  • Butter and oil


  1. Successively roll the cutlets in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan.
  3. Quickly brown the cutlets on both sides.
  4. Serve with sauerkraut and potato salad.

Variation: the cutlets could be cooked in the oven on a grill if there are several guests.


Milanese-Style Veal Cutlets

It is the same process, but parmesan cheese is added to the breadcrumb and it is served with a dish of pasta, and a tomato and arugula salad.

VDGQ-icone-chef Recipe provided by Alain Fortier, chef and training consultant for Quebec Grain-Fed  Veal.