Zigeunerschnitzel, or Gypsy schnitzel, also known as Paprikaschnitzel, is a schnitzel served with a spicy sauce of bell peppers and onions. Great for fall and Oktoberfest or anytime you crave something delicious!
2 veal cutlets
breadcrumbs for coating
1/4 green bell pepper, diced
1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 white onion, diced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
up to 1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup water
tomato paste to thicken
1 teaspoon paprika, mild or hot
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
pepper to taste
- Season breadcrumbs with salt and pepper. Beat egg in a separate bowl.
- Pound veal cutlets thin if necessary, then dip into the beaten egg.
- Let excess egg drip off cutlets and press cutlets into breadcrumbs.
- Oil pan over medium-high heat and fry cutlets until golden brown. Set aside.
- Put peppers, onions, and tomato into a sauté pan and let them brown before adding a few ounces of beef broth (I added no more than 1/2 cup).
- Add water and a heaping teaspoon of tomato paste. Simmer to thicken.
- Add paprika, chili powder, and white and black pepper to taste.
- Serve gravy over cutlets.