Pork schnitzel with oven-baked chips, mustard and apple sauce by Little Welsh Foodie

  • Prep time 25 mins
  • Cook time 35 mins
  • Serves 2


  • 2 pork loin steaks
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g golden breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying
  • seasonal veg, to serve

For the chips:

  • 5 large white potatoes
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the applesauce:

  • 1 apple, sliced into wedges
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • salt and pepper


For Porc From Wales Week 2022, we teamed up with @littlewelshfoodie – aka North Wales based food blogger Naomi Spaven – to show why we should be choosing to source our pork locally.

Here’s what Naomi says about her recipe:

“I love the popular Austrian dish of schnitzel – the golden, fried breadcrumbs and flavoursome pork are ideal, straight-up, uncomplicated comfort food that will please everyone at home. You really can’t go wrong with this.”

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas 6.
  2. Fill a pan with cold water, cut the potatoes into chips and place them in the pan. Bring to the boil and par-boil for 5 minutes, then drain well.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to a large baking tray and toss the potatoes in with salt, pepper and the garlic powder.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes until crisp and golden. If after 30 minutes they’re not crisp enough, give the tray a shake and put them back in for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Whilst the chips are cooking, make the schnitzel and the apple sauce. Place the pork loin steaks in cling film and use a pan or rolling pin to flatten them.
  6. Make up a bowl of flour mixed with the garlic salt, pepper and smoked paprika. In another bowl, crack two eggs and beat together. In a third bowl, pour in the golden breadcrumbs.
  7. Take your flattened pork steaks and dip them first in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, until well coated. Repeat with the other steak. Set these aside whilst you make the sauce.
  8. For the applesauce, slice the apple into wedges and thinly slice the onion. Fry them together with some oil for 6-7 minutes until starting to soften. Add the veg stock, salt and pepper and wholegrain mustard. Cook until reduced with a gravy-like consistency.
  9. Add some vegetable oil to a large frying pan on a medium-high heat and fry the schnitzel for approximately 3 minutes on each side until golden. Set aside on a hot plate covered with kitchen roll to drain any excess oil.
  10. Plate up the schnitzel, chips and applesauce and serve with veg of your choice – I personally love this with tenderstem broccoli and asparagus.
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