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Hey there, so I made us Quinoa Crusted Schnitzel!
To be honest, this is my first time ever making Schnitzel, but it surely won’t be the last.
SO GOOD. Granted, I think the creamy, cheesy, gnocchi really helps, but even still, Schnitzel is what’s up! 🙂
Alright, so here’s the story with this Quinoa Crusted Schnitzel.
I know, here come the stories…sorry, but most recipes don’t just happen on their own you know?
OK, the other week, I was brainstorming ideas for recipes and the idea of Schnitzel flew across my pinterest feed. Well, I guess it didn’t fly, but there it was, Schnitzel. Hmm, I had never even had Schnitzel, but something about a breaded cutlet (I decided to use chicken, but veal and pork traditional) just seemed like it might fit the bill for a good September dinner. Of course, I never trust myself or my ideas, so I had to turn to family members to get their thoughts and opinions. I do this A LOT, and my family might totally be annoyed, but their help is greatly appreciated. I have a hard time choosing just what recipes are worthy of making, and an even harder time deciding what to show you guys. I have a running list of ideas, but honestly you guys probably only see a fraction of “the list’.
I am VERY picky about what I show you.
Anyway, I sent the exact title of this recipe off to brothers, girlfriends and friends… so basically as many people as I could think of. Sometimes not everyone responds, so I figure I’ll just try them all and see who gets back to me first. Usually works out pretty well!
I asked them all what they thought about a quinoa crust Schnitzel. Some were confused because I mean, who crusts their Schnitzel with quinoa? Well me, because I had a bowl full of plain cooked quinoa in the fridge and it was just screaming at me to use as a breading for my Schnitzel. I’ve already made quinoa chicken fingers, so I figured it would probably work the same with Schnitzel as well…it did, but better, cause the Schnitzel gets pan fried…YUM.
I explained the recipe with detail to Brendan and Lyndsie and both were pretty adamant that the recipe was a GO.
As long as I served it with a mug of German beer. Ahh, I mean OK.
I didn’t have any cool German mugs, but I did have the beer, and you guys, the recipe is a real winner!
If you like chicken parmesan, just think of this as its German cousin, and even though the quinoa may sound strange, it actually makes a delicious crust. The quinoa get crisped in a mix of olive oil and butter and it is PERFECTION. Honestly, just so good.
Then top that off with creamy, cheesy, corn gnocchi?! Yes. This is definitely how Wednesday dinner should be done! 🙂
This is a semi-indulgent meal, but then not really, because hello, quinoa, lean chicken, corn and those microgreens on top! All health food in my book! Don’t you just love the way I think? Balance people, it’s all about balance!
And yes, I made my Schnitzel using chicken, but pork chops can easily be swapped in. Actually, Brendan and Lyndsie said that I must use pork, but I had chicken on hand, so um, obviously chicken was the route I was going!
Sorry…but I mean, hey, it is delicious either way!
Double OH! Seeing as I am slowly moving my eats more towards fall, I swapped out parsley for a little fried sage. It’s my favorite!
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Hip hip hooray for it already being Wednesday…with a killer Quinoa Crusted Schnitzel on the menu! ?
Could I use coconut milk instead of cream?
Yes, that will work great! 🙂 xTieghan
So good! My bf has been wanting to make homemade schnitzel for awhile and was doubtful about the chicken vs. authentic pork version, but he’s a believer now ? also, that gnocchi. Will definitely be making as a side for other dishes! Just ordered on of your cookbooks.
Hi Lexi! I am so glad this recipe turned out so well for you! Thank you so much! I hope you love all of the recipes in my books! xTieghan
Oh and btw, I got some of those German mugs to go with your schnitzel! Lol! ?
Oh my gosh this is so awesome!! Enjoy!
Yes only you can think of stuffs like that, Tieghan but it always works and look and taste sooooo good!!! I would have never thought about quinoa as crust, but hey, sometimes great ideas simply come from just digging our pantry and fridge for what we got! ?
I could not agree more! And thank you so much Sheila, always kind words from you that practically make my day!! So happy you are loving this recipe, thanks! ?
I will run of to the pantry to see what ingredients that I need to get to try this, it looks so interesting.
I hope you love it Charlie! Thanks so much!?
This is my first time hearing of schnitzel too! But it looks like you’ve made them so successfully!
Thanks so much Cassie!
OHHMMMMGEEEEE!!! I love me some schnitzel and this looks amazing!!! xoxo
YAY!! Thanks so much Rebecca, happy you’re loving this post!
Love the idea of encrusting in quinoa – may try to re-create gluten free! Thanks for sharing.
Yes! Definitely try that! Thanks Marilyn! (:
wow i haven’t made schnitzel in forever! Schnitzel is so incredibly delicious and I can only imagine it being paired with that gnocchi! this looks magical!
Thank you Jessica! Try this I think you will enjoy it! (:
What an interesting combination! Have you ever tried hand making gnocchi?
Hi have! there are a few recipes on the blog actually. It is super fun! Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂
Omg, that gnocchi! It looks insane! I wouldn’t turn down a big bowl of that on its own, but the schnitzel looks incredible too. Beautiful dish.
Thank you Sarah!
This looks awesome! I love schnitzel and especially love the idea of using quinoa, definitely makes it so much healthier ?
The gnocchi looks delicious too!
Thanks so much Amy!
This sounds amazing! I’m a not a big fan of Pork so chicken works just fine.
Also, I think you left out the basil in the list of ingredients from the gnocchi.
I hope the baby goats are all fine. Can’t wait to see more pictures!
Thanks for noticing Richa! They are all good, I cannot wait to share pictures!! Thank you!
I just love your story times! You do make me chuckle, most likely because I see me in your stories -> farm the idea out to as many family and friends as possible and then wait to see who comes back with thoughts….and then kind of do what I wanted anyway (so long as there hasn’t been a horrific response!) 😉
Love your photos as always and the dish looks very tasty!
Thank you so much! And so happy you like my stories haha!
Sounds crazy amazing, I’m just checking if I have all the ingredients to make this dinner today.
but the breaded schnitzel is actually originating in austria (vienna to be precise). so even better to pair it with an austrian beer 😉
(did I give away that I am austrian?…..oooops.)
That is so awesome and good to know! Thanks Krissy!