Schnitzel Panini with Mushrooms, Onions, and Cheddar Cheese

I got ahold of a panini maker AND a breakfast sandwich maker for Christmas! I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been doing so much speculating about what ingredients to get for the most perfect first sandwich ever…then I got overwhelmed and decided that I would just use whatever I could find in the fridge. So the first sandwich is a pork schnitzel with caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce.

This sandwich here is take 2. The first sandwich I made had way too much meat on it and not enough sauce. Take 2 had thinner meat and more vegetables and sauce, making it less dry and more panini-like.

schnitzel

 

Recipe: 

makes 2 sandwiches

  • 1 boneless pork chop
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt&pepper
  • bread crumbs
  • oil&butter
  • 1/4 of a sweet onion
  • a few mushrooms
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 2 buns
  • barbecue sauce or whatever sauce you prefer!

 

  1. Form a pork breading assembly line. Have the pork chop on a sturdy cutting board with plastic or parchment paper on top of it. You need a plate with flour on it. A bowl with a beaten egg in it. And a plate with the bread crumbs.
  2. Get a meat tenderize (or hammer) and pound the pork chop until it’s around 1/4 of an inch thick. Great stress reliever!
  3. After the pork is flattened, salt and pepper both sides.
  4. Dredge both sides with flour, then dip it in the egg bowl, and then dip it in the bread crumb plate.
  5. Repeat with the other one and put the pork chops in the fridge for 15 minutes so the bread crumbs will stick better when frying.
  6. While the breaded pork chops are chilling in the fridge, heat up some oil and butter in a pan over medium heat.
  7. Saute the onions first, then add the mushrooms after a few minutes. When they look done, take them out and put them on the plate.
  8. Add a little bit more oil to the pan, then add the pork chops after a minute.
  9. Let them sit in the pan for 3ish minutes so they brown on one side, then flip.
  10. When the chops are done, assemble the sandwiches: bread, pork, onions/mushrooms, sauce, cheese, then the top of the bun.
  11. I put the sandwich on a panini press but I also think it would be great just on a soft bun!

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